I found a Mark VI Bari. It's VERY nice. All original laq about 90%, #112,XXX. It plays incredibly well also. It really speaks and the intonation is awesome. I like it alot. Here is the rub, it is expensive....about $8K! Also, I am not so sure I like it better than my Matte Series II. My II is larger at the bottom and speaks well but not as eloquent as the VI. Also, the VI responds a bit better. Neither are close in sound to my 12M Silver that is being overhauled. Should I buy the VI? It seems that the price is on the high side of fair. If the overall opinion is yes...I will pull the trigger.