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alto saxophone

Signature

Réf. 2313022776
The Signature alto embodies the renewal of the Super Action 80 Series II model, which has marked the history of the saxophone since its launch in 1986. While retaining the sound characteristics of the Series II, it offers improved intonation, especially in the upper register, and favors emission in the lower register.

Embellished with original engraving in the Art Deco style, paying homage to the age-old techniques handed down through generations of artisans at the SELMER factory in Mantes-la-Ville since 1919, the Signature alto is both a traditional saxophone and a beacon of modernity.
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Regular price 6750€
Sale price 6750€ Regular price
Recommended retail price incl. VAT (Europe)
Made in France Made in France
Certified by a professional musician Certified by a professional musician
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Sylvain Rifflet et Camilla George
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Signature alto

The renewal of tradition

In pursuit of continual development in its catalogue of instruments, Henri SELMER Paris presents its new range: Signature. Signature alto saxophone embodies the evolution of the Super Action 80 Series II saxophone, improving its acoustic and ergonomic qualities while drawing inspiration from the latest innovations applied to the Supreme model.

It distinguishes itself through its remarkable acoustic properties, offering a generous, round sound. These characteristics are appreciated as much by jazz saxophonists as by the numerous classical musicians who identify with the French school.

Highlights
Tightening ring

Tightening ring

The tightening ring on the receiver is in nickel-silver, which offers density in this sensitive zone. It is separate from the receiver, allowing its position to be adjusted.
Neck Receiver

Neck Receiver

Neck receiver with 3-point concentric tightening for a better junction between the neck and body.
Octave key system

Octave key system

Octave key system with Teflon supports, allowing for lighter action and limiting wear-and-tear and unwanted noise.
Natural mother-of-pearl

Natural mother-of-pearl

Keys traditionally inlaid in natural mother-of-pearl.
Leather pads

Leather pads

with metal resonators equipped with rivets.
Thumb rests

Thumb rests

Left and right hand fine gold gilt metal thumb supports.
What's behind

Conception

Thanks to its new neck bore, the alto Signature presents a significant improvement in pitch accuracy by correcting the octave relationships in the left hand and the upper register. In addition,  the neck facilitates low note response, offering a sensation of exceptional comfort. 

Its ergonomics, also inspired by the Series II to respond to the needs of all musicians, benefits from the latest innovations, updated for the Supreme: a new 3-point neck receiver system for better sound homogeneity, a nickel-silver tightening ring for greater density in this sensitive zone, an octave key with Teflon supports for more mechanical fluidity…

The Signature name highlights Henri SELMER Paris’s identity as an instrument inventor and manufacturer, established over the course of the company’s history.

Discover the instrument with « A new bounce », composed by Sylvain Rifflet, performed by Camilla George (alto) and Sylvain Rifflet (tenor), recorded by Julien Reyboz at Midilive Studio. Video directed by Antonin Bonnet assisted by Marco Mariani, produced by Happyfactory Paris.

Technical characteristics
Tone
Eb
Pads
Leather pads with riveted metal resonators
Included
Concept mouthpiece, ligature, cap, neck strap, 2 swabs, silk/microfibre cloth, cork grease, case
Ambitus
Low Bb / High F#
Thumb support
Fine gold gilded metal thumb supports
Finishes
lacquered, silver plated, black, brushed, solid silver, gold plated, antique lacquer
Signature alto

Testimonials

I love playing the new Selmer Signature saxophone because it has all the elements of my vintage Mark VI with the added precision of a new sax. It's a real joy to play!
Camilla George
The new Signature alto saxophone from Henri SELMER Paris, worthy heir to the great tradition of the 'French' sound, is a revelation! It offers a host of new sensations in terms of playing comfort, particularly in terms of intonation and projection, and allows me to give free rein to my creativity
Jérôme Laran
A versatile saxophone that's easy to make your own. The Signature is flexible and elegant. Clear highs, warm and powerful lows, and an even sound throughout the range, combined with fluid keywork.
Léa Ciechelski
I liked the Signature alto saxophone straight away. It's easy to get to grips with, even throughout the range, and it's an inspiring instrument that gives you a lot of freedom to play.
Gaël Horellou
The Signature really makes me feel at one with the instrument, as well as giving me so many possibilities with the colour of the sound. I believe the Signature to be the best modern saxophone I have tried and I’m looking forward to growing into the instrument over the next few years.
Huw Wiggin