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seems it's a fairly early VII alto, silver plated; they're excellent horns, IMO.
 

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When he opened the case, I almost knew I was going to buy it...it just looks that nice.

But after playing it there wasn't a doubt I was going to buy it.

I almost didn't get it because I didn't have the money right away, and I didn't see the horn for probably 2 months.

I paid $1,700...how would you rate the price?
 

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Thanks for the kind words.

I like the way the picture using natural light came out, really shows the true colors and how it is worn.


Anyone know a ballpark for what these sell for?
 

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Jefferson said:
Thanks for the kind words.

I like the way the picture using natural light came out, really shows the true colors and how it is worn.

Anyone know a ballpark for what these sell for?
it depends --- most of the time around $1600-$2,000

Let Me know if you ever sell it :D
 

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Not a chance...

Ohhhhh never say never.

Eventually you'll look to see if the saxophone grass is greener and then the next thing you know you will be wheeling and dealing thinking about the next great saxophone soon to be coming your way and then you'll think about that nice silver VII thinking maybe you should have kept it.

But what fun would that be?

Nice buy! Enjoy it... cause you will sell it!:D

HUTMO
 

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Yeah you got a very fair price for this horn. The VII altos are considered the best of any altos Selmer has ever made. Honestly the seller could have gotten $2200 out of this horn without much of a problem.
 

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I'll probably be buried with mine; I know that sounds selfish when someone else could get a lot of pleasure out of playing it, but I just don't think they'll be able to pry it out of my cold dead hands.

MVII alto M255XXX, honey gold, fully engraved, blue S......mint

fantastic (yeah, I'm prejudiced, lol.)
 

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Wow, that was uncalled for. A person buys a horn because it plays well and they like it and YOU call them a snob?

OK, what do you play?

Nevermind, don't answer. I don't care. It's your choice.
 

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lol....I think Lola was joking about the Selmer snob, a comment meant for me probably as we're old friends and she has several Selmers herself including several Mark VI's & a Mark VII. She knows how well a VII alto plays.
 

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what do I play?

'Hot Cross Buns' on any of 4 Mark VIs or one Mark VII
(used to be able to on a coupla SIIs that have now moved on to more capable players)

yes, AG is correct; I am old, older than any of the horns
 
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