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Any reason to avoid one? I once read they weren't as good after 1965.
 

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The worst MarkVI still outplays any other horn, but the people here that don't have one think differently.
 

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the best ones were made in 1966 (concidentally the same year I was born) =-)

of the early 1970s mk VIs i've played I found them nice (very very nice) players but tonal wise was a bit brighter than earlier VI models. Of course, I didnt' keep any sn# nor were i comparing multiple VIs A/B. But A/Bing normally against my CB, Coufs, VII, 875 or Vito that i had during those time frames and not directly against another VI - just somethime to keep in mind per my opinion ...
 

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Sanborn plays a MkVI from 1972or3.

I play a 199,xxx. I like it.

I remember someone saying 'I play sax, not serial numbers'
 

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I just traded my 68' to a friend for his unused 72' sn:219,xxx He doesn't like that the horn had almost no laquer but I think it plays great.

-Birdman
 

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why don't people ever put the last three digits for serial numbers?

-Birdman
 

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^^For security reasons.

I love VI's, but give me 6m and i'll be happier.
 

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I prefer the sound of late tenors to early ones. I find the early models a bit stuffy. Try models from across the production span, and go with the one you prefer.

Of the 7 I A/B'd, I found the two with the post-200xxx numbers were my favourite. You might think otherwise.
 
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