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Selmer Paris Reference 36 Gold Lacquered Tenor Saxophone, Serial #616922

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Product ID: 616922Ref36Ten

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Selmer Reference 36 Tenor
This is a very pretty Selmer Paris Reference 36 tenor saxophone in gold lacquer, serial number 616922. If you have ever wanted the qualities of a vintage Selmer Mark VI or SBA on a modern Selmer the 36 is an ideal way to go. The Reference 36 was made in the spirit of the Selmer Super Balanced Action tenor saxophones, released in 1936. These saxophones are a showcase of top notch craftsmanship by Selmer Paris. The increased radius of the bottom bow is designed to give a more robust sound throughout the entire range of the instrument. This particular sax has a warm core sound which is slightly more focused in contrast to the Reference 54 models. Like many of the early vintage Selmer Mark VI's and SBA's this saxophone does play with a dark timbre. 
 
This Reference tenor has had an active history of professional use in the Saint Louis area over the years. It shows some history of use, mostly light scratches here and there. There is one smaller ding on the lower part of the body tube which we will remove while it is in our shop.  There has never been any solder repair to this instrument. Its bow cap is in perfect condition and has never been pushed in. This saxophone is with the original Reference neck. The neck is in great shape and has never been pulled down. 
 
It has been some time since this tenor received some good TLC. As such it is currently in line for a complete overhaul in our shop. The Saxquest professional overhaul will include a complete dissemble, cleaning, precise key fitting and a fresh set-up featuring all new premium leather pads, nylon resonators and new corks and felts. We will also remove the ding on the lower body tube while the horn is in the shop. Please stay tuned for fresh pictures and a video once the work is complete. 
 
If you are looking for a killin pro tenor this is a great way to get into one at a lower price point. This saxophone ships out in perfect playing condition with contoured case.