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Beautiful! Mint Condition Selmer Paris Reference 54 Alto Sax, Serial #659087

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Product ID: 659087Ref54Alt

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Selmer Reference 54 Alto
This is a very pretty Selmer Paris Reference 54 alto saxophone, serial number 659087. The Reference 54 is one of the premier professional saxophones being made at this time. These saxophones are manufactured in the spirit of the classic Mark VI model, released in 1954. Like the Mark VI the Reference showcases comfortable key work with a pearl touch for the front F. This one is keyed to high F#. As a player this particular Reference alto is quite free blowing with a rich sonic character on the darker side of the color spectrum. Its core sound is much fuller and spread in direct comparison to the Selmer SII and SIII models. The Reference alto is an ideal choice for the modern jazz player who specializes in a wide variety of musical settings. 
 
The body of the alto is in beautiful original condition. Its body tube, bow, bow cap, bell, bell flare and neck are all in pristine physical condition. There is no history of past repair on this instrument, no dent work and no re-solders. The dark honey lacquer has a beautiful look to it with very little traces of past play time. This alto came into our shop playing up a storm with a set-up from another shop. All of the leather pads and brown nylon resonators are in outstanding condition. 
 
Alto ships out with its original Selmer countered Reference case. If you are looking to save some money on a Reference vs buying one brand new you will not want to miss out on this alto.