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Selmer MK VII Opinions? (Compared to more modern saxophones)

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Hi all, I’m about to bite the bullet on a new tenor sax, and I’ve been able to find Mk VIIs in my budget.
I am shopping used, and for around the same price I’ve found cannonball vintage reborn tenors (I’ve had the
Chance to play them and I really like them)

The only issue is, while I love the sound of mk vi and mk vii tenors, I’ve never been able to play one,
And I don’t believe there are any I can try near me, I’d be buying them online via Reverb.

Opinions? I’ve heard the mk VII is criminally underrated and are often considered by those who own them to be fantastic horns.

P.s. The ergonomics won’t bother me (coming from a 1934 King H.H. white)
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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!).
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