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WOW! Mint Condition Selmer Paris Reference 54 'Flamingo' Limited Edition Alto Sax, Serial #712283

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Our Price: $ 5,495.00

Product ID: 712283SelRef54Alto

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This is a beautiful example of Selmer Paris Reference 54 “Flamingo” alto sax, serial number 712283. The Flamingo is from the limited edition Reference“Bird Series” by Selmer Paris.


The Reference line are built in the spirit of the famous Mark VI which was released in 1954. If you have always wanted the qualities of a vintage Selmer on a modern instrument a Reference is a natural choice. For a short time Selmer Paris also offered a select number of limited edition Reference saxophones in the “Bird Series”. The Flamingo has dark honey lacquer finish ans features Flamingo and floral engraving in the bell area. These models are also made with no high F#, true to the spirit of the original Mark VI.


This particular alto is in pristine condition and has never seen serious play time. The last owner played it some at home but mostly kept it in the case. As such it is in mint condition. There is absolutely no history of past repair on the sax. If you look very closely there is some light scratching here and there but no history of body or solder work. This saxophone is also with the original Reference neck. The neck is in perfect physical condition. The original factory leather pads and resonators are in great shape and are sealing up nicely. Because the alto is still playing great on its original set-up, we are selling without our work. It is a true all-factory original horn.


The Flamingo plays with a warm free blowing sound and show cases a rich response to air flow. In comparison to the modern SII and SIII altos the Reference is considerably more open and robust at its core. The alto is reminiscent of a great Mark VI and also features incredible control and consistency across its entire range. This alto is ideal for the professional player who is looking for an extremely versatile modern instrument. Ships out in its original Reference box case with its matching limited edition cleaning cloth and swab. It also includes a metal vertical screw Selmer Paris ligature and cap set.