The essence of the legendary Mark VI alto saxophone with the comforts of a modern mechanism.
Selmer Paris Reference 54 Alto Saxophone
Inspired by the legendary Selmer Mark VI, which was released in 1954, the Selmer Paris 72 Reference 54 alto is a professional saxophone that integrates the Mark VI's legendary acoustic characteristics with innovative modern key work and better intonation. Since its introduction, the Selmer Paris 72 Reference 54 has become a favorite among jazz saxophonists. The Reference 54 alto saxophone offers a rich, throaty sound that even "barks" well in the lower register. The keywork of the Selmer 72 alto saxophone is extremely fluid and reacts well to even the most brisk, nimble playing.
The Reference 54 comes with a shaped flight case, Selmer Paris Super Session mouthpiece, cap and ligature, and care products. Join the jazz saxophonists who have rediscovered the sound of the legendary Mark VI, and have made the Selmer 72 Reference 54 alto saxophone their horn of choice. The Reference 54 alto takes its inspiration from a 1958 mid-70,000 serial number Mark VI. It plays, feels, and looks like a vintage Selmer, but includes a longer bell to improve intonation, and a dark lacquer finish. It is a very special instrument. If you are seeking a primary professional horn, you owe it to yourself to consider the Reference 54.
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- Level: Professional
Neck: Reference Series
Neck Material: Yellow brass
Body Material: Yellow brass
Bell Material: Yellow brass
Key Material: Power hammered yellow brass
Finish: Vintage Dark Gold Lacquer
Range Up to: High F#
Springs: Blue steel
Engraving: Selmer Paris Reference engraving
Thumb Rest: Adjustable metal
Pivot Screw: Tapered
Includes: shaped case, Selmer Paris Super Session E mouthpiece, ligature, cap, and care products
Crafted in: France