My first pro tenor was a Mark VII. I played it all through college and had it for about 10 years. I loved that horn and regret selling to this day. Interestingly, one of the other tenor players I was is school with also played on a VII. I don't have large hands (and neither did my friend) and the horns never felt as though they was too big or bulky. In fact, like my current horn, I have always preferred to have palm key risers for the left hand. Depending on the price, they are a great way to get into a vintage Selmer for less money than a VI (True now but even more so 25 years ago!).