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Selmer Paris Reference 54 Tenor SaxophoneThis gorgeously crafted instrument incorporates some of the finest acoustic and ergonomic characteristics of earlier Selmer Paris models. These are combined with modern design and manufacturing enhancements. One major feature making the Reference 54 popular is its centered tone based on the legendary 1954 Mark VI. The keywork is superb and positioned closer to the body for enhanced playability and comfort.
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Both in looks and more importantly sound, this horn is incredible. I spent two days play testing horns of all makes and models but none compared to the Reference 54. It has the signature Selmer quality and beautiful tone, especially in the low end. It is also incredibly free blowing. You can make this horn sing no matter what you're playing: a lush ballad subtoning the low end, or screaming hard bop in the altissimo register. It has everything, and the matte finish is just one very nice extra touch.
I play both the 54 alto and tenor. I love these new horns for several reasons, but I'll just keep this review to the tenor.
For my hands/body ergonomics, these saxes were laid out very well. I had both horns set-up by Tim Glessman of Sax Alley in Windsor, CO. The key heights, spring tension, pads treated, etc. The 54 has the more focused sound of the modern tenors, not the American vintage sound. If that's what you want, go toward the Reference 36 if you want to stay with Selmer. Another great horn I own! I can truly play these horns faster than my old American vintage saxes. I also love that the scale is so much more even on these horns than any others I've owned. I even had more trouble with the older SA-80-II's I've played.
I definitely recommend this horn as an investment for any intermediate to pro player that will pay dividends in spades years from now.
My fellow saxophonists, if your looking at pro horns to buy please take the time to play through all the major brands before making your final decision. I spent 2 days at the WWBW showroom in South Bend playing 11 different horns. We got great customer service from Mark our salesman. My top three came down to Selmer Ref 54, Yamaha Custom Z and Yani 9930 (Keilwerth's, P. Mauriats were terrible). Response, intonation and sound were great for all three. But the Selmer Reference 54 had a soul and unmistakable character that pulled at my heartstrings like no other(think 65 shelby mustang). Everyone has to find their own horn, but this one found me. I love it!
I've been playing jazz on this horn for about 3 years. It has excellent intonation, easy ergonomics (though I raised the low Bb key with some cork), and very even tone quality throughout the range. It maintains the same core sound through all registers. There are a number of great horns out there, but this has a core presence to the sound that is just right for me. Not too spread, not too bright or thin. The natural sound of the horn tends to be somewhat dark. I compensate for this by using a medium chamber mouthpiece. I am very happy with the horn and expect to play it for the rest of my life.
I was planning to go to college as a music major and needed something that I could play easily, had a nice sound, and would be good enough to take to college. Originally, I was planning on purchasing a Yanigasawa after hearing numerous good things about them. I was given the Selmer Reference 54 to try, among Yamahas and other Selmers. As soon as I started playing it, the only thing I could think was, "WOW!" It has a beautiful dark tone and a very attractive vintage look and I knew from the very moment I picked it up that I need not look at any other saxophone. This was the one! I have been playing it for a few years and have found it to be excellent. It rarely needs to go in for repair and I have been complimented numerous times on its wonderful sound. All the other students are amazed at what a great instrument I have, and some directors have even commented on it. My suggestion to you if you're looking for a new tenor: Get a Selmer Reference 54!