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Selmer Paris Reference 54 Kookaburra Alto Sax, Serial #701467 - Awesome Pro Player!

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Product ID: 701467Ref54KookAlt

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Kookaburra - Bird Series
This is a very nice Selmer Paris Kookaburra Reference 54 alto saxophone, serial number 701467. The Kookaburra was manufactured as a limited special edition from the Selmer “Bird Series”.  It features unique hand engraving on a lighter, honey gold lacquer instead of the traditional dark lacquer you typically will see on the Reference horns. A great choice if you are looking for a professional alto with a unique look. 
 
The Reference 54 altos are a great way to go if you are looking for the free blowing qualities of a vintage Selmer on a modern horn. This saxophone is considerably warmer and more robust in comparison to the modern SII and SIII models. The key work is smooth and compact under the fingers allowing for positive play and comfort. This saxophone does feature key work to high F#. 
 
This particular alto was actively played by the last owner while being professionally maintained. It shows some general lacquer wear around the back of the body tube, neck and major key touch points. Aside from some healthy cosmetic character the alto does not have any history of major past repair. There has been no major dent work and the saxophone has never received any solder repairs. All of the key guards and guard feet are in excellent condition as well. It includes the original Selmer Paris Reference neck with red inking. The neck is missing much of the lacquer at this point but has never been pulled down or otherwise damaged. 
 
The alto came into our store playing nicely on the original Selmer pads and nylon resonators. As it has been a little bit since it has been serviced it is currently awaiting a professional set-up in our shop. The set up will include a complete disassemble and cleaning followed by precise regulation and replacement of any needed materials. This alto ships out in perfect playing condition with a non original contoured case. Do not miss out on this sweet horn and a fantastic price!