Re: 1955 Selmer Mark VI Alto
A vintage Mark VI in that good of condition probably does not play well.
If it did, it would have wear.
There is even crisp gold plating on the neck tenon that goes into the body.
That would not have gold plating on it, just brass and maybe a tad of silver.So it would fit in the horn. Part of a proper regulation and fit.
But your not a player, so you wouldn't know that. Also not a very smart invertor either evidently..
Plus, to gold plate a horn, it must first be silver plated then gold plated. Hence the silver I mentioned on the tenon. Whoever stated it resonates better than a lacquered brass horn is just making up a lie. So, I think you got bamboozled.
Whoever would pay top dollar for any instrument, without playing it, would be nuts.
Go Practice!! Know what your doing when you buy a pro horn. ITS ABOUT THE MUSIC....
Somewhere between 500 and 8000.