Can you post a photo of this sax? I'm not aware of Selmer Paris ever making curved sopranos. It may be a vintage Conn stencil.Uriah601 said:I have a selmer New York curved soprano serial number 59842 which puts it 1955. Selmer tells me when I contact them its a Mk VI. It dosen't say mark six anywhere on it. Is it a mark six if it has a m6 serial no but dosen't actually say Mark VI?
Thanks for the info Bruce..... :thumbrig:bruce bailey said:Probably a Europe market horn. I bought my VI in France in 1964 and it does not have the Mark VI on it. I think US horns are the only ones and it varies as to where it is engraved. If it is a Selmer Paris horn with the proper serial numbers for a VI, then it is a VI.
I also have an "unmarked Mark VI", a tenor, circa 1962 (102,xxx). It was made by Selmer, in Paris, has all the proper markings, but no Mark VI anywhere on the horn.
A few repair guys over the years had their various theories about it, but no one ever doubted it's authenticity.... I guess there's either some valid reason, or it just may have been a goof-up at the shop. :dontknow: