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Pete C

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Have recently taken a massive punt on ebay buying a late Selmer mk VII alto from Bulgaria, yes Bulgaria!

It arrived a few days ago and is in good playing order and sounds great to my ears. I paid towards the lower end of the range that these horns go for and negotiated a partial refund because of a couple of little dings which are not obvious and don't affect the playability. Bulgaria is in the EU so there was no duty to pay. I don't get the bad reputation mk VIIs have - the altos have a fat husky sound down low and are really sweet in the upper register. I tried another mk VII alto recently which also played really well but had a bash in the bow. They are going for 1/2 or 1/3 the price of mark VIs and I think they are well worth a try if you come across one.

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Pete C

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and there's another one going right NOW on ebay 4 hours to go and a ridiculously low bid of £801 is winning.
 
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