The horn is imbued with a significant mythology; a theory that Mark VIs were made from recasted artillery shells and church bells in France in the aftermath of the war continues to circulate widely, despite the company’s assertions that it’s not true. “Sometimes the musicians don’t want to know the truth,” Milhaud says. “They just want to believe in the nicest history.”
A great, well sourced, long form article on the Mark VI. Covering it's history from pre and post-war saxophone production, to how the internet changed sales of the vintage horn.
Follow the link in the title for the full article.
David M. Erato
I teach and perform on saxophones, clarinets, flutes, and bassoons in the greater Milwaukee area.