This 145,xxx Mark VI tenor retains approximately 70% of its original
lacquer. The bell flare and bottom bow has never been damaged and there
is minimal evidence of a few past dent repairs on the body tube.
The neck retains around 40% of the original lacquer and some of the
lacquer loss is under the octave saddle. This makes it hard to be sure
if the ever was a pull down repair. At any rate, the neck is in nice
and “factory-round” condition.
The horn has fairly new pads with the period correct plastic
resonators. We have gone completely through the instruments to ensure
it will stay in great playing condition for a long time to come.
A lot of players seek out these 1967 horns for their sound and tone
feel. This one is typical of the vintage - It is quite focused and
punchy and in the middle of the bright/dark spectrum in terms of the
sound color. It is very quick responding and has a narrow and
“locked-in” tone feel. Mechanically it is very tight and precise and
just flies under your fingers.
A great example of classic Mark VI!
If you have any questions about this horn, please feel free
to give us a call at 212-683-2985 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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