Product ID: SelmerSupremeAlto
This is the newest model from Selmer Paris, the Supreme. Announced on February 25, 2021, the Supreme is the first completely new model introduced by Selmer Paris since the introduction of the Reference series in 2003. It has been in design for a long time, and is finally come to professional players the world over.
The Supreme is a completely redesigned horn. While built on the popular Mark VI body tube, everything from tone hole placement and design, to neck, to key layout is all new. The neck and bell both have a new bore design, and attention to every minor detail of the saxophone has been thought out for today's player. Things like the front F key, the side Bb/C/high Eb keys, etc., have all been subtly moved for increased comfort and ease of play. In addition, this horn has new innovations throughout, like a stabilizing bar above the middle F key, a hinge mechanism on the left hand pinky keys (a popular design borrowed from the Series III soprano), and a new neck tenon fastener at the top of the horn. Even subtle changes like a minor shift in the high F# key are welcome changes to make the Supreme the most comfortable playing horn available today.
All of those physical changes are welcome, but the Supreme sets itself apart in sound as well. It plays with unrivaled intonation and superb control. It is an effortless player allowing whispers to low Bb. Its warm color and depth of tone is perfect for all genres from classical to jazz.
All these innovations are finalized with a beautiful dark gold lacquer and brand new engraving, all hand cut in the Selmer Paris factory. It is a stunning horn! Future finish options will include silver plate, black lacquer, gold plate, and sterling silver.
We're excited to make available for the first time, the Selmer Paris Supreme. It ships with a new Selmer Paris Concept series mouthpiece, with ligature and cap, newly designed neckstrap, and in a brand new case. The case was designed in conjunction with BAM, and is not available anywhere else.
We've sold out of our initial shipment from Selmer, but more will be here in mid-April. Place your order now to reserve one, and we'll get it to you as soon as we've gotten them and completed our pro set up. Be one of the first to receive this exciting new saxophone!