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Pre-Owned Selmer (Paris) "Reference" Alto Saxophone, Vintage Finish


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  • Purchase price: £3,200.00
  • Deposit: £320.00
  • Amount of credit: £2,880.00
  • 12 monthly payments of: £264.43
  • Total repayable: £3,493.20
  • Duration of agreement: 12 months
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Manufacturer's Description

Acoustics, ergonomic features and aesthetics recall the spirit of this famous model:- rich, round tone colour, very centred blowing and exceptional tuning balance, - compact and precise keywork, comfortable handling, - a specific finish with a fine engraving and dark lacquer. The 'Reference' alto stands out with its great ease of playing, flexibility and power which give free rein to expressiveness.

"Selmer Paris applies the 'Reference' concept to the alto saxophone. A strong personality for an instrument of up-to-date design and making, in which each musician will find the 'Mark VI' feeling. The Selmer Reference alto: when history meets modernity…

Our Description

Selmer are widely thought of as being the true home of the saxophone; the company bought the workshop of Adolfe Sax (inventor of the saxophone) in 1929, and this was until the early 1980s still one of the company's prime production facilities. Selmer (Paris) saxophones are still handmade in France and remain prestigious and sought-after.

Based on the iconic 1950's Mark VI, considered by top players to be Selmer's best saxophone and played by professionals worldwide. The Reference uses the same design as the Mark VI, but with all the advantages of strong modern keywork, and with high F#! An excellent sax.

General Condition

This instrument is in extremely good condition. There is the samllest of scratches on the back of the instrument, a few inches above the strap hook, and there are some very minor marks around the bell.

This instrument has barely been used, and has recently been serviced.

This item is sold “as seen”. It has not been checked in our workshop prior to sale, and this is reflected in the selling price.


  • "Reference" model
  • Brass body, bow, bell and keywork
  • Matt antique finish
  • Front F mechanism (pearl style)
  • High F# key (pearl style)
  • Adjustable multi-directional metal thumbrest
  • Mother-of-Pearl key inlays
  • Leather pads with plastic booster
  • Detachable bell, hand-engraved with special Reference 54 engraving

What's Included

  • Original custom Reference case
  • Pull through
  • Runyon red mouthpiece
  • Cap and liagature

Item Details

Item number: C123189 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: N71***
Manufacturer: Selmer (Paris)
Model number: 2313042017
Category: Pre-Owned Alto Saxophones

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