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Does anybody know what the last serial number for a Mark VI tenor really is?

According to the serial number charts, my Mark VI tenor (#232,940) is really a Mark VII; yet it's not set up at all like a Mark VII...it has Mark VI etching, no high F# key, rounded (as opposed to squared off) low C key, round (as opposed to ovular) G# key, etc.

I also don't believe that Emilio Lyons would have mistakenly sold me a Mark VII with Mark VI markings in 1989, when I bought it.

Do I have a one-off, or a custom-made-after-the-production line horn? How come the serial number charts show the Mark VI Alto/Tenor cutoff @ 231,000; yet my horn is a Mark VI 1,940 units later....?
 

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They produced VI's for a few years into the VII run because they had a lot of the parts still left. If it's marked as a Mk.VI its a Mk.VI.
 

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b52murph said:
Does anybody know what the last serial number for a Mark VI tenor really is?

According to the serial number charts, my Mark VI tenor (#232,940) is really a Mark VII; yet it's not set up at all like a Mark VII...it has Mark VI etching, no high F# key, rounded (as opposed to squared off) low C key, round (as opposed to ovular) G# key, etc.

I also don't believe that Emilio Lyons would have mistakenly sold me a Mark VII with Mark VI markings in 1989, when I bought it.



Do I have a one-off, or a custom-made-after-the-production line horn? How come the serial number charts show the Mark VI Alto/Tenor cutoff @ 231,000; yet my horn is a Mark VI 1,940 units later....?
I've seen plenty of 240,xxx mark vi's and I have a friend who has a 241,xxx mark vi tenor .
 

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sopranosaxman said:
They produced VI's for a few years into the VII run because they had a lot of the parts still left. If it's marked as a Mk.VI its a Mk.VI.
Right!
I also have a late MK VI as a backup. Great player.
 

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I have a beaten up, very worn, very played 238XXX MKV1 tenor that plays as well or better than any MKV1 tenor I've played (and I've played quite a number of good '5 digit' ones)
Personally, I think that the late MKV1's are very overlooked. Remember that MKV1's were continually developed throughout the run. A well know London pro once said to me that by the time Selmer stopped making MKV1's, they had just about got it right!
 
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