Inspired by the Mark VI model released in 1954, the Selmer 74 Reference 54 tenor is a professional saxophone that integrates the Mark VI's legendary acoustic characteristics with innovative modern key work and stable intonation. A major favorite among jazz saxophonists the Reference 54 offers a rich, centered, throaty sound that even "barks" well in the lower register. The key work of the Selmer 74 feels close to the body and is extremely fluid which reacts well to even the most wicked licks. Use of kid leather pads with plastic tone boosters projects the sound and adds flexibility. Complete with shaped case, Selmer Paris S125 Anniversary mouthpiece, cap and ligature, and Selmer saxophone care products. Its finish is a brushed lacquer applied to both the body and keys which give the Reference 54 a vintage appeal.