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:) Until people stop hearing with their eyes, nothing will sound like a Mark VI.
 

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The most similar to a VI Mauriat alto is called Phil Barone Vintage. :twisted: If you want the BS and pay a thousand more I'm sure Phil can chisel "paris" under the logo hehehehe :mrgreen:
 

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Phils horns does not look like P.Mauriats at all. But they may sound like P.M?
They sound better IMHO, and the build elements sure looks similar to me. W/O pushing any "french mithology" connection

I thought the Classic was the bore for the french sound, on Phil's models.
My bad, yes, this is correct. The "classic".
 

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You should ask theri own employee or endorsee which I believe also in this thread to answer you this. Personally, I do think Mk VI is myth but compare PM to Mk VI is more like compare Crap and Crab. The might sounds very similar from their mouth, but sure taste different.:):)
 

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Nothing plays like a Mk VI. Many horns SOUND like a mk VI.
 

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The most similar to a VI Mauriat alto is called Phil Barone Vintage. :twisted: If you want the BS and pay a thousand more I'm sure Phil can chisel "paris" under the logo hehehehe :mrgreen:
Hold da phone,... that P.Mauriat that'll sound most like the Mark VI is actually called the Phil Barone Classic. The Phil Barone Vintage is the P. Mauriat that brings the dark-n-spread of the coveted Conn,... for those looking for the coveted dark-n-spread thing.
 

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I don't know what's wrong with me but when "dark and spread" is mentioned I just long for my highschool sweetheart.... and it ain't no Mauriat that's gonna p-lay like that one.
 

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LOL! Seriously though,... aldegani, if you're looking for an affordable, top-notch quality alto that'll remind you of the feel and sound of a VI, spend a little time researching the Phil Barone Classic. I own the PB Vintage Alto and it's a solid horn with an amazing sound to it. I'm also waiting on USPS to knock on my door with a Silver Plated PB Vintage Tenor under their arm with my name on the box. Tracking says delivery is set for tomorrow,... 9/9/11!

Start your research here:
http://forum.saxontheweb.net/conten...P.-Mauriat-67R-vs.-Mark-VI-vs.-Barone-Vintage
http://www.philbarone.com/main/?cat=59

Good luck!

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There's a used Mauriat here http://www.sax.co.uk/acatalog/Second_Hand_Saxophones2.html

The concept of what sound sax players want seem to be different to what you muight think., The 76 tenors were based on the Selmers and the 66 was based onthe Conn type sound but all tke MkVI players liked the 66 over the 76. In the alto range there is more choice, and it's best if you go and play them and pick that one that sounds good to you.

As mentioned, there are quite a few competitors to the Mauriats and the Barones get good reviews. There's numerous Taiwanese horns. Also still worth a look are the Yamaha 62 adn 82 horns. I find these similar to MkVIs. The 62 I have in just now with a G1 neck has more edge to it than my MkVI. I've I had to buy one of them now, I'd go for the Yamaha.
 
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