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This horn is marked Mark VII
it plays really well and has a nice sound and the keywork is similar to that of a mark vi
it has the serial number of a 1972 mark vi
could it be one of the first mark vii's or even a misprinted mark vi?
 

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Mark VII keys look very different. Post some pictures and many on SOTW will tell you quickly what you have.
 

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its definately a mark vii, cause it has the 'erganomic keys' but the neck doesnt have mark vii on it, so maybe a really early mark vii?
 

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Is Mark VII stamped on the front of the band that joins the bell to the bow?
 

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That serial number is certainly reaching well back into the VI realm. :scratch:

No chance it might be 265xxx or 285xxx ? :dontknow:
 

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There was certainly a time when MKVI's and MKVII's were being produced simultaneously and some MVII's have lower sn's than some MKVI's, but 205xxx is too low to have been in the cross over period.

Again, pictures will be the only way for us to help you.
 

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The side-keys (right hand palm and pinky) are definitely MkVII's. The neck seems to be a MkVI. They ARE compatible, and hugely improve the overall sound and playability of the MkVII. The main mystery remains the low serial nr.
 

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Yeah that was a great horn that one, I had a blow of it when it was in Melbourne...and yep it is really quite comfortable and 20k earlier than my late MKVI !
 
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