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I will not accept returns for instruments for issues that are shown in the written and/or photo portions of the description.
Built in 1954.Rare early Mark 6. Body in great shape. The rods were all frozen when I got this horn
. Substantial work was needed to be able to remove the keywork. Many rods were replaced, and a lot of swedging was done. Some posts were filed down in order to get access to the rods. The saddle for the octave key was replaced during the horn’s restoration.
The end product is a great playing Mark 6 with that famous feel and sound. The body is straight. Neck is original and the serial number matches the one on the body. Please note that at this time, the logo on the octave key was significantly different than later Mark 6’s, it’s an art nouveau style logo, very cool.
The original case is a traypack case and is designed to hold a C-foot flute
in the lid, and a clarinet in the bottom section. It has some ancient cigarette burns on the handle end and the interior has a strong odor. For this reason I have moved the sax into a modern case by Grand, which is very secure and lightweight. If the buyer would rather have the original case, which I have named ‘Stinky’ I would be happy to make that substitute.