I am not familiar with Selmer basses earlier than the MKVI. But the later Selmer basses (MKVI+) I've heard (never played one) were not impressive. They lacked that certain BOOM that is SO prevalent in the Conn/Buescher basses of the 1920's (and the latest Taiwanese copies of those models).
A few days ago I've seen an ad on a Dutch site by someone who's offering his MkVI bass as a free-loan because he hardly plays it himself, asking for an annual concert at an old people's home (? is that correct in english?) in return. Looks like he doesn't want to sell but you never know.
Shipping one seems a challenge to me.
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