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Somebody knows what comes next in line? I mean after the ref 54 flamingo. And what's special about it? Or maybe someone who heard some rumours?
 

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Maybe a student line horn called the Pigeon or a soprano called the Sparrow. The latest copy from China could be the Mockingbird.
 

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What does it matter? It's just another Ref 54 with some 'fancy' engraving (and a massive price tag!). It'll be another bird from another continent.

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I want the Selmer pterodactyl model. For a real vintage sound.
 

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amoram said:
Somebody knows what comes next in line? I mean after the ref 54 flamingo. And what's special about it? Or maybe someone who heard some rumours?
There are 2 remaining "Tribute to Bird" series to be launched in 2008 and 2009. They'll continue to use Reference model for this series.
 

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Reference said:
There are 2 remaining "Tribute to Bird" series to be launched in 2008 and 2009. They'll continue to use Reference model for this series.
A bari with a super-wide bell (AT LAST A TRUE PARABOLIC CONE?!) and no spit key: the Selmer Bird Bath.

Or: The Selmer Bird Brain Reference IQ 36.
 

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Martinman, just to be pedantic, pterodactyl strictly speaking was a dinosaur. The first true bird is generally acknowledged to be Archaeopteryx, so maybe this would be the the definitive 54 model name!
Cheers, Dave
(well known bird clever dick)
 

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Martinman, just to be pedantic, pterodactyl strictly speaking was a dinosaur. The first true bird is generally acknowledged to be Archaeopteryx, so maybe this would be the the definitive 54 model name!
Cheers, Dave
(well known bird clever dick)
Though birds are now widely acknowledged by scientists as the evolutionary "offspring" of dinosaurs, so maybe this distinction doesn't matter (especially to French sax makers).
 

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They're going in a new direction:

The Lady Bird Johnson Reference Alto

I hear the engraving will be tasteful, but harken back to the days of the Conn Artist models. Then of course there will be the Virtuoso Deluxe Special Edition; and those were always a bit more risque. Lots of wild flowers, for sure...
 

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beezer said:
Martinman, just to be pedantic, pterodactyl strictly speaking was a dinosaur. The first true bird is generally acknowledged to be Archaeopteryx, so maybe this would be the the definitive 54 model name!
Cheers, Dave
(well known bird clever dick)

Pterodactyls are NOT dinosaurs. They were just flying reptiles. You go to a paleontologist and tell them that pterodactyls are dinosaurs, and they will laugh in your face. I know that Pterodactyls are not birds, but it was the first thing that came to my mind. Plus, I can't spell "archaeopteryx" without going through the forty or so dinosaur books a few feet from my desk.:)
 

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Not very nice....

I forget....what's the name of the British Bird with the big beak?

Oh yeah.....

Helen Mirren



Sorry...sorry....bad joke....I was drinking too much last night....
 

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Ur2funky said:
I forget....what's the name of the British Bird with the big beak?

Oh yeah.....

Helen Mirren



Sorry...sorry....bad joke....I was drinking too much last night....
If RootyTooToot were online, he'd say

LEAVE OUR ROYALS ALONE!

Personally, I think you have an excellent idea. That Bill Clinton model sax sold so well. . . .
 
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