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Saxophones Selmer Series 2 Jubilee and MKVI

nlancaster

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Hello,

Wondering if it is a stilly idea to trade a 1970 selmer mkvi alto for a jubilee series 2 alto?

And what the difference between the jubilee and standard SA80's were

Thanks
 

griff136

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If you prefer the way the SA80 Jubilee plays then do it.

I sold my 5 digit fully engraved mk 6 alto and bought a Yanagisawa A500 alto (for £300) which played and sounded every bit as good as the Mk 6
I also used the £2600 balance as a down payment on a new car.
 

jazzdoh

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It depends how good your 6 is.

Selmer seem to have their act together now on build quality so the jubilee will be good but the best 6's are irreplaceable.

Brian
 

griff136

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O.G - I still have the rally spec Berlingo van thanks and it has just flown through its MOT - It comes in handy when I or the other half need to do the recycling!

Back on topic:

IMHO It doesnt really matter how good your 6 is. What should matter is how much better the sax you wish to replace it with plays and feels.

If it plays, sounds and feels better then get rid of the 6 if it doesnt then dont get the Jubilee.
Regarding selmers' build quality - it may well have improved but is still way short of the build quality of Yangisawa and Yamaha. They also take 3-4 times longer to set up in the shop prior to going on sale.

Im not Selmer bashing here either - I play a selmer SA80 tenor and wouldnt want to part with it.
 
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kevgermany

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Another point is the Mk VI's value as an investment/vs depreciation of a new horn.

You need to make your own decision, but there are some who'd expect a Mk VI to continue to appreciate - even an average one, While the Jubilee's is initially going to drop quite quickly - assuming you buy new. Others think the Mk VIs are over priced.
 

jazzdoh

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O.G - I still have the rally spec Berlingo van thanks and it has just flown through its MOT - It comes in handy when I or the other half need to do the recycling!

Back on topic:

IMHO It doesnt really matter how good your 6 is. What should matter is how much better the sax you wish to replace it with plays and feels.

If it plays, sounds and feels better then get rid of the 6 if it doesnt then dont get the Jubilee.
Regarding selmers' build quality - it may well have improved but is still way short of the build quality of Yangisawa and Yamaha. They also take 3-4 times longer to set up in the shop prior to going on sale.

Im not Selmer bashing here either - I play a selmer SA80 tenor and wouldnt want to part with it.

I agree 100% it does depend on whether the jubilee sounds and plays better and you are right about yangisawa and yamaha's build quality,i have owned both and i sold my yani 990 alto to get my 6 and have never looked back.

Kev you make a good point about the 6's investment,but i also think the 6 is better value now than 5 years ago considering the price rises that the big 4 and others have put on their new pro horns.
 

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