Product ID: Selmerref54
I have play tested several of the reference tenors and pitted them against some of the best Mark VI's out there. I come away with the impression that these are truly great saxophones.
The reference 54 definately has its own voice. It's built in the spirit of the 1954 Mark VI, but it's not a clone. We've found that the increased radius of bottom bow makes for a fatter/bigger bottom end. The overall sonics are dark and centered with a certain unique depth of sound which is warm, rich and focused.
The reference 54 comes with the high F# key in addition to a more compact key positioning bringing them closer to the body and more directly under the hand. The palm key placement and height is similar to a Mark VI, however, the intonation in the middle register is superb, unlike many a Mark VI.
This sax is sold with a complete professional setup by the Saxquest Shop.
We also provide a 1 year comprehensive warranty with this sax with the option to purchase an additional year extended warranty (2 years total).
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