This Mark VI baritone was re-lacquered by the original owner in the 1970's and has been maintained well over it's life. This serial range is just FABULOUS for Mark VI Bari's. They tune better than the early ones, have a nice core sound and a LOT of power. This one has a lot of potential to be a spectacular saxophone, but ultimately needs a really good setup or an overhaul. The new owner of this saxophone will not be dissapointed as it is a Bari players dream!