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Reference 36 Tenor
Tenor Saxophone
Reference 36 Tenor

“Reference” is a new Selmer Paris concept which combines acoustic or ergonomic characteristics of several famous previous Selmer Paris models with the qualities of today’s top design and manufacture.

The “Reference” series currently proposes two tenor saxophone... + Read more

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9650 € Out of stock
Antiqued lacquer
9650 € Out of stock
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Reference 36 Tenor
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What's behind

Made up of more than 600 parts, the saxophone is a particularly complex instrument. At Henri SELMER Paris, the production line is completely integrated enabling both better control of the quality and of the supply process.

In our workshops located in Mantes-la-Ville since 1919, nearly 500 craftspeople mobilize a traditional, unique and authentic know-how, combining high technology with the respect of the artisanal instrument manufacturing. Discover the main stages of production.


Tenor saxophones range

Technical caracteristics
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from low Bb to high F#
Thumb rests
left hand and right hand (adjustable) in synthetic material
Leather with plastic resonator
lacquered, antiqued lacquer
S80 C* mouthpiece with ligature and cap, neck strap, swab, cork grease, Tenor Reference case.
Serial number
Year of manufacture
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this instrument
"The Reference 36 is the best I ever played. It’s like it’s a part of me when I play, it’s like my arms and legs when I play. When I picked up the reference 36, it’s like I’ve been playing all the time, it was natural!"
Benny Golson
"This is the instrument I've had the longest, and it is a fantastic balance between the comfort of a modern instrument and the character of a vintage saxophone."
Michael Jamieson
"Great tone, great sound, great handling feeling"
Sylvain Rifflet
"The clarity, character and incredible Selmer feel of the instrument is what I love about the horn. It has the power to blow in front of the band and carry to the back of the venue without a microphone. Free, easy blowing and incredible intonation & resonance over the entire range."
Mark Fox
"The Reference 36 me the possibility of having an old sound with unsurpassed mechanics."
Gustavo Firmenich
"The Reference 36 tenor is a very versatile saxophone ! I love the very powerful sound, between brilliance and warmth."
John Brenner
"The tenor Reference 36 allows me to express myself on multiple paintings (from the "softest" sound to the most timbreful) without any loss of precision or accuracy. It is endowed with an almost perfect ergonomics. "
Pierre-Marie Bonafos
"The Reference 36, I highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking for the Rolls Royce of new profession saxophones that has the soul of a Balanced Action blended with the best of Selmer’s modern technology."
Dayna Stephens