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Tenor saxophone

Reference 36

Réf. 2314041002
The "Reference 36" has a rich, open tone, in the spirit of the "Balanced Action" manufactured from 1936.

The entry diameters of the neck and the bore at the junction bell/bow are wider. It is a tenor with a more generous volume, which allows a great projection.

Slightly less easy to tame than the Reference 54, it offers a constant possibility of development and renewal. It has the same ergonomic comfort as the Reference 54, suitable for all hands.
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Regular price 9650€
Sale price 9650€ Regular price
Recommended retail price incl. VAT (Europe)
Made in France Made in France
Certified by a professional musician Certified by a professional musician
Adjustments guaranteed in your dealer shop Adjustments guaranteed in your dealer shop
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Birth of a saxophone


The saxophone is a particularly sensitive instrument, consisting of more than 600 parts. Its production requires more than 2,000 operations.

At Henri SELMER Paris, the manufacturing process is totally integrated for a better control of quality and supply processes.

In the century-old workshops located in Mantes-la-Ville, our craftspeople use traditional, unique and authentic know-how, combining high technology with respect for traditional methods of making instruments.

Technical characteristics
leather with plastic resonator.
S80 C* mouthpiece, ligature, cap, neck strap, swab, cork grease, Reference case
low Bb / high F#.
Thumb support
multidirectional in metal
lacquered, antique lacquer

Le meilleur du saxophone

Selmer is the Rolls Royce of saxophones, and the Reference 36 is the best I ever played. It's like it's a part of myself when I play.
Benny Golson
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. The free, easy blowing and incredible intonation & resonance over the entire range of the horn make it a joy to play.
Mark Fox
It's part of my history! Recorded my best takes with my Reference 36!
Pablo Gil
In terms of my own musical experience, Selmer has always been the best reason for becoming a musician. Both my Reference Alto and Reference Tenor are simply glorious.
Thomas Hornig
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