According to Selmer, the III tenor has the Mark VI style neck; and if you look at pictures of III tenors and compare them to Selmer's other pro tenors, the neck does appear to be bent up a bit so the horn would play a bit further from the player.milandro said:I have a question for the techicians among us. A friend bought a Mark VI (220XXX) a couple of days ago, the technician and seller is also a known player. Well, I noticed that the end bit of the neck (close to the end of the cork) is sligtly bent up-wards. My friend was told this was done deliberately to have the horn being further from the player. I thought this was a lot of taurus waste and that it was accidentally pulled up. What's your take on this?
Thanks Grumps, Swampcabbage and Martin Williams.Grumps said:....... if you look at pictures of III tenors and compare them to Selmer's other pro tenors, the neck does appear to be bent up a bit so the horn would play a bit further from the player.
Jim, "minimal detection" being the operative here, naturally it depends on who's looking and how hard. Even assuming the metal work were excellent, with minimal elongation of the brass from metal-on-metal burnishing work, I'd say evidence of the repair would be there (to some more-discerning eyes) unless the work also includes a refinish, because lacquer and even plating will typically be affected in some way, at least along crease lines.jim70 said:What is the success rate these days in repairing pulled necks.I've got a SA80 tenor neck that needs attention...pulled down enough to leave barely enough pad to cover the vent..
Are these repairable with minimal detection?