Selmer USA did not paint the blue on the USA market saxes after the late '50s. You see, they had to polish and lacquer the saxes from France as well as do the pads and everything else as part of the agreement with Selmer Paris. They just didn't bother with the blue paint.
Probably a replacement neck and 'B' stock because the shield is on crooked. Otherwise it looks to be in new condition. See how they ran the cork over the end ferrule? Guys here have tried to beat me down on that saying they never did it. I know they did it because the 1963 and 1966 MK VIs I bought new had the cork over the ferrule.
Looks legit. I have one of these replacement Mark VI necks. The background of the S isn’t as rough looking as the older necks.
You throw one of these on a lesser sax and you’d be surprised how much better they’ll play.
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