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It will still sell for over $2,000. The serial number is primo.
 

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Except for the missing parts it could be fixed up easily. I could handle it myself by farming out the straightening, dents, etc. The keys will be expensive but most of the time they don't have to be from the exact model/serial number range. No doubt somebody will either get a player out of the deal or flip it for a 300% profit.
 

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Finally, a MK VI I can afford...maybe.
 

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About $2000 if you have it done. Figure a standard MK VI overhaul at $1300 plus some straightening/dent work and a couple of keys.

It looks like the whole upper stack is bent out of shape. I'm figuring a starting number of $1500 to get it into shape. I'm not sure it'll ever be like it was when it was new. It's like taking a car that;s been totaled and putting it back into original condition. It can be done but it would cost as much as building a new car by hand.
 

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What do you think the price tag is to fix that one up?
A good $2000. Maybe more. But to me, this poses a different quandry: since the thing is so absolutely beat, why not go for a custom? Full working order, as many original parts as are left, silver plated, custom engraving. It's already a one-of-a-kind, and as it is, as far as value as a musical instrument, zero. It's nothing but potential. To me it's most attractive to someone who'd want to keep it. I would. (Like I need more horns.)

Edit: I might be watching too many TV shows about graveyard cars.
 

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Id say plan on 2.5 and hope for better. A chem bath would help a lot.
We dont know how tone holes look and such.

It sure hasnt been played but you might also have to pay for new rods to be machined...its probably all frozen up.

Its worth a chunk of change for parts even.

Id be hesitant without seeing it close but it could end up a nice horn.

The issue with price is that its not gonna be one you take to your average local tech.

Its going to require a specialist and they get paid well for a reason.
 
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