Indeed. I have a 238xxx MKVI tenor. Douglas, I don't mean to hijack the thread, but as a matter of interest and as you happened to bring it up, what is the highest MKVI SN you have come across? I've heard of 240xxx 6's, but any higher?In addition, they made both Mark VI and Mark VII horns in the 232k range.
This was an option on both MKVIs and MKVis, I've seen quite a few.I'm about to purchase a Mark VII alto serial number 232,XXX and am wondering if anyone has come across the following finish. The body is gold lacquer however the keys are all silver including the octave key on the neck. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Douglas. My tenor is 238898. I can give you some photos if you wish. Interestingly, I bought it in the UK but it had come from Germany!Mike, I do not have photos of any Mark VI Altos after 240,9xx and Tenors after 238,3xx.
But, there seem to have been Mark VI altos and Tenors sold into the Euro market (particularly to Germany) well into the 253k range at least.
I am keeping a lookout in the Euro buy and sells to try to find one.
I've never seen that 'star' stamp before the M prefix and the SN before. Can you shed any light?Charlie, thanks for the additional photos.
Your Mark VII Alto was built in August 1975 and shipped with a Lacquered body and Silver keys.
The Mark VI altos in the 232k range were produced about eight months earlier.