vi tenor/alto, yss-62 soprano, the martin baritone, muramatsu flute, R13 clarinet
Exactly! It's a cosmetic blemish. Not an unusual or severe one, but it is an imperfection. Most 40+ year old saxophones have some cosmetic blemishes. Fair market value for this instrument will depend on the total condition, plus the location, plus its inherent desirability (5-digit serial number Mark VI Selmers are considered inherently more desirable than the last ones in the run - whether that is justified or not is another question entirely), and that's extremely difficult or impossible to assess remotely.Am I buying or selling?
Everything that is out of the “ norm” in a negative way would have a bearing on the price and not because it means anything but simply because, given the chance, anyone would buy something unblemished or is prepared to pay more for something unblemished.
I am pretty picky about the appearance of my horns, and - if that is the extent of corrosion on the horn - that would not bother me. It is likely either from the case, or from a stand.Hi folks! I'm about to visit a VI tenor that has been locked in a case for forty years and I received the following picture yesterday.
Is this something that should worry me? Is this the infamous "red rot" that is going to cost me more than a headache?
Cheers and Gruß aus Deutschland,
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