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I have an alto with ser. 518XX Which on saxgourmet dates it to 1954, but I though the Mark VI started in '54. I want to know is there any more value in this being a later model SBA? I would think the metal might be closer to a Mark VI metal. Anyway, Its been sitting in its case for the past few years and I've been toying with the idea of selling it. The engraving is sharp, but the laquer is in such good condition, I have a feeling it might just be a good relaq. Other than that, and a missing key guard (alt f# key) the horn is tip top. On saxgourmet's value guide I saw a mark vi alto is like $6100, and a SBA lik $4600, I was thinking I'd split the difference to $5350 then deduct 25%+100 for the relaq and the missing key and ask for around $4000 any insights into this horn or other ideas as far as pricing or where to sell? It's very pretty.
 

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thats definately an SBA.
VIs started at around 55XXX

how does it play?
if it's been sitting in the case for a few years it probably deserves an overhaul.
some pics would be nice.
 

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No overhaul needed

I take it out and play it once every 2 months or so just to keep it fresh. It plays like butter, intonation is great, it isn't perfect like a yamaha or anything, but REALLY good compared to a lot of older selmers I've played. I'll take some pics in the next couple days (I don't have a digi camera, so I'll borrow one from someone)
 

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A relaquered horn will be worth less. It doesn't nessarily mean it plays worse, but that's the market. Post some pics, and you'll get an idea of what it's really worth here.
 

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I like all of those options, especially that "pay for it" one. Will definitely have pics up soon.
 
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