From the 1958 Selmer Saxophone and Woodwinds Catalogue:
The name Mark VI signifies that this is the sixth basic model since Selmer Paris saxophones were first introduced in the United States and were awarded a gold medal in the St. Louis Exposition in 1904, says America's Music Dealer magazine in a review of the new instruments. Linger in your examination, then, over the changes effected in 50 years of painstaking experiment. Sense and marvel at the new bore proportions which give greater flexibility and power. Revel in the faultless intonation and the east with which "off-range" harmonics can be produced. Feel the thrill of racing over the flute-like action in passages which previously worried you.
New Key Features
- New Octave key coupled with the revolutionary Selmer new yoke. Faster more positive action. Giant left-hand thumb button for greater comfort.
Patent tilting Bb spatula connected to C# spatula for faster interval jumps between Bb and C (nat). Your fingers will slide over passages which always been awkward and you'll find articulation greatly improved.The G# key on a separate pillar obviates the inherent difficulty of a sticking key.
Adjustable right hand thumb hook with comfort contour grip. Adjustable to your individual preference for relaxation on long sessions of playing.
Alto and tenor now available with high F# key
Half a century of Selmer progress culminated in a final tenor years' work on this new Mark VI. Power hammered keys and all the other features are retained so that you are guaranteed an instrument which will stand up right through your professional career. New features include heavier sustaining ribs for all key posts and reinforcing rib on neck. Adjustable felt bumpers on key guards for individual tuning and volume control from Eb to low Bb. Remember that the Selmer saxophone costs less to maintain and therefore is costs you less per year to play than any other saxophone. The recognized reputation of Selmer explains the high second-hand value.
|Body/Bell Materials:||Yellow Brass|
|Neck Materials:||Yellow Brass|
|Instrument Weight:||5.5 lbs|
|Manufactured in:||Paris, France|
|Key Options:||w/o High F#|