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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:17 am 
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A reader writes:

Just accidentally brought you up via internet, I was trying find out the value of my 1968 mark vi tenor sax.

I found your stories very interesting, the horns you had and played through your life.

-------our response-----feel free to add your own below, but be nice. :-)-------

Hi, Earl. Thanks for getting in touch. I'm sure you've figured out that your horn is worth somewhere between $2500 and $6000 depending on condition. Since some of the Yanagasawa horns compete favorably with the Mark VI, and you can get a brand new Selmer Paris Reference model for about 8K, that puts a "ceiling' on prices for Mark VI, unless you're selling to a collector, in which case brand-new condition, original laquer, etc. will be critical. A fellow in Lexington KY listed a Mark VI tenor in poor physical but supposedly great playing condition for $5000 on Craig's list for about a year, if that tells you anything. The ad disappeared this week, but I have no way of knowing what he actually sold it for, or if he did sell it.

Ironically, I am used to tenor, so when I bought my Mark VII Alto used about 1995, I didn't even realize that the key setup was different from the Mark VI Alto. I still don't know what the fuss is about. Both horns are SO SWEET! And people can be such whiners. :-)

I WOULD love to have a Mark VI OR VII tenor in good playable condition, but in the meantime I'm hardly gigging any more, and my Signet tenor is meeting my needs there. In fact, I barely need a horn that good. :-)

Okay, I'm rambling, but I bet you could tell a story or two yourself - you weren't born with that Mark VI in your hands. :-)

Have a great weekend,

Paul


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