This is a rare, complete Selmer Mark VI Tenor Varitone saxophone and stand-alone alto Varitone setup with auditorium amplifier in pristine condition. There are some small scratches and minor pitting around some keys of the tenor but overall the original lacquer is in great condition.
The tenor was recently overhauled by randy at tenor madness. The electronics in both Varitone controllers and amp were restored by The Good Guys shop in Saint Paul, MN.A lot of these systems have been dismantled and destroyed overtime. Finding complete and functioning Varitone setups in great condition is almost impossible to find these days. This setup has taken me about 10 years to put together.
All restorations and saxophone overhaul has taken place within the last 6-12 months. Original Selmer Varitone Mark VI case.One attached to the tenor and the other can be used with alto Varitone neck. Fully restored Auditorium model Varitone amplifier. Varitone amp spring reverb- add on. Power cord and extended Varitone controller cord. Selmer Varitone Alto saxophone neck with plug and stand alone Varitone mic. Original 1960s print ad for the Varitone. Photocopied Varitone manual (I don't have the original unfortunately). The saxophone responds extremely well and has even tone across registers. Dark rich sound and a little back pressure. Overall a little heavier weight than your average mark VI since the extra equipment attached to the horn. Case is in good condition and the electronics were meticulously restored to maintain all original functionality. The alto neck and controller plug directly into the amp and can function with any alto saxophone. Though this is a Mark VI neck and would best be served on another selmer alto/mark vi alto. The sound through the amp is huge and truly remarkable. Though they are simple effects selmer did a thorough job in designing the functionality and utility of the Varitone. There are some light scratches here and there but nothing major.
See area pictured by the serial number. There is some minor pitting in the keys of the left hand.The case has minor scuffs as to be expected and the amplifier case has some wear but overall very functional and well kept. More photos available upon request.
Youtube walk through video coming soon. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "thelonioustopher123" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.