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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.
 

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If you play enough bari, and have the bread, and have played the horn, why not? You only go 'round once on this planet in your present skin.

OTOH, $8k seems like it is a high price for a MkVI bari from what I've seen (and I was looking for a bari this time last year)...

But if this is THE ONE, GO FOR IT.
 

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Oh yeah..Its a Low A
 

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I know someone who paid 10k for a 5 digit low A VI bari about a year ago. If its your cup o tea, then go for it.
 

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I've played on a Mark VI bari similar to the one you described, the owner paid $10K for it.
 

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Have you played a Yanagisawa B992? I have TWO friends that have sold Mk VI baris and now play the B992. I compared the horns as well and have to agree.
 
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