Re: Mystery Stencil Tenor Saxophone/Ray Lammers Music House
Yeah, it is a Mark VI, even if not stamped so. Mine does not have the front bow mark VI or the earlier version, up by the OK lever marking.
The missing brace can be replaced. I will look at the pics and figure that one out. The pitting looks a bit ugly. The not much engraving tells me it was probably relacquered, so not much engraving showing. It has that dark satin lok of a relac. The French engraving is somewhat elaborate. The American engraving is much more elaborate, No engraving is possible, but litte engraving probably not.
I agree with your reluctants to pay higher. There are just too many out there to not get a great deal on a carcass. It is a carcass. It wont tell its true story without at least 1000 in necessary work. Then it may just not be what you want. Every one is different in its own way.
If it is still around in a month, 2950 is closer to what I would pay, knowing the amount of work it is going to need. Like a nonrunning 57 chevy. Each one is a gem, but some need more extensive work that makes it no longer original.
Thanks for saving me the trip to Anderson.