Selmer Paris Reference 54 Alto Sax - Honey Gold Lacquer (DGG)

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A perfect replacement for the legendary Selmer Mark VI.

Inspired by arguably the greatest saxophone of all time, the Selmer Reference 54 is an amalgamation of vintage sound and aesthetics and modern day reliability, bringing players closer to the famous saxophonists of yesteryear.


The Reference Series is Selmer’s nod towards their hugely popular saxophones of the past, encapsulating the spirit of these fantastic instruments into a newly refined design.

In the Reference 54, Selmer took inspiration from their hugely popular Mark VI - a strong centred sound with plenty of projection, whilst redesigning the neck, bore size and ergonomics. The result is an instantly recognisable sound in a sax that is a joy to play.

Compared to many vintage instruments, the key work on the Reference 54 is smooth and easy to play with a modern layout that improves tuning stability and makes side and palm keys a lot more accessible.

Finished in a dark gold lacquer.

Material: Brass

Finish: Dark Gold Lacquer (DGG)

Key Touches: Mother of Pearl

Neck: Selmer Reference 54

Engraving: Engraved

Case: Selmer Shaped Black Reference Case with shoulder strap

Mouthpiece: Selmer Super Session Ebonite

Made in: Paris, France

9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year

Recommended for: Professional Jazz and Studio Musicians and Serious Students


There is something about this sax that I can’t explain. Call it what you want, shazam, magic, the X-factor, this sax certainly has it. You can see, feel, hear & sense the history and pedigree coming. If you're having a love affair with an old Mark VI but are fed up with niggling intonation & reliability problems this is the answer. This horn builds on the legendary legacy to meet the demands of modern players, it will surely become a history maker. All I have to say is: I've now bought one!

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    5.0(based on 3 user reviews)
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    "The Right Vintage "
    Bought this in July last year and Im extremely satisfied. While saving up towards an upgrade of my old alto sax, I sometimes come to test different brands (only the Big 4) at Denmark Street and I decided for this very easily. The difference is clear! Now I know why some saxes are students sax and why other are graded professional. Although I have never played a Mark VI alto (I have on a friends Tenor 1972 Mk VI I would not be bothered with a "vintage", relacquered, repaded, dented Mark VI with an extremely good alto like Ref 54. I and this sax are going to become vintage together for the next 40years!
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    "An amazing saxophone."
    I have always played Selmer. The best I have found have been Series II Altos and Mark VIs. I have tried a couple of Reference 54, a Hummingbird one and the regular Reference I have. Both have been great. I do not find the Mark VI thing there, I find an excepcional saxophone with amazing character, kind of magical in the altissimo range, and that has that zing that makes it one of a kind. It has a lot of power. A lot. It has a very much appreciated resistance that demands your best. It a colosal horn that may be part or your voice... it is darker than the Series III but has a little more guts than the II.... Great, great saxophone.
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    "Incredible Horn"
    Katie Harrison
    I have always played and owned a student saxophone, but never did I imagine that I would one day own a Selmer saxophone; especially not a Selmer Paris Reference 54. It has been my dream for a very long time, to own a Selmer ever since I discovered the amazing tone and projection it could create. As soon as I was handed this saxophone, I knew it was mine. It is very dark compared to the Trevor James and Buffet 400, which are the two I own. It is also much heavier. The projection and overall tone of the instrument is incredible. If you specialise in playing contemporary hits or even Jazz music, this is the saxophone for you. It is a saxophone for life and I honestly dont see myself buying another one. Thank you!
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