Selmer Sts201 Student Tenor Saxophone - Lacquer

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Finish
Clear Lacquer
Body
Post to Body
Key
Bb
Mouthpiece
Selmer Premium Mouthpiece
Pads
Leather Pads with Metal Resonators
Level
Student
Manufacturer part number
STS201
Case/gig bag
Hardshell Case
Springs
Blue Steel
Thumb rest
Adjustable
Auxillary keys
High F#, Front F
Key buttons
Nickel-plated Keys
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Selmer Quality in a Superb Student Tenor Sax

From their first notes to the concert stage, the Selmer STS201 tenor saxophone is a perfect instrument to start students on their musical journey. Meticulously crafted to address the needs of beginner saxophonists, the Selmer STS201 student tenor saxophone incorporates design elements from the company’s renowned professional Selmer Paris horns to provide students with a reliable, well-made, and easy-to-play instrument that fosters proper playing technique and encourages their development as musicians. Selmer has been an industry leader for well over a century, and they know how to make a superb student saxophone. Make a wise investment in your student’s future with the Selmer STS201.

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The STS201 leverages Selmer’s industry-leading expertise to provide students with superior ergonomics and quick, easy response that delivers classic rich and warm Selmer tone with robust projection. Student saxophonists love the STS201 for its smooth playability, great intonation, and expressive, full-bodied sound; band directors love it for its rock-solid construction, which keeps it in the classroom and not in the shop. And parents will certainly appreciate its impressive value! With its beautiful lacquer body finish and nickel-plated keys, the STS201 looks like an instrument that costs considerably more. And it plays like one, too. Selmer’s unique double setup process ensures that your saxophone plays optimally, straight out of the box. In this process, your STS201 is is professionally set up, play tested, adjusted; and then allowed to rest before being painstakingly reinspected and adjusted again by Selmer’s expert quality assurance team. Your saxophone comes complete with a premium Selmer mouthpiece and a durable protective case.

An advanced design worthy of the Selmer name

Selmer’s expert design of the STS201’s neck, tone hole system, and bore taper facilitates perfect intonation and tonal flexibility, with the instrument’s post-to-body construction generating a quick response while maintaining the inimitable signature “Selmer sound.” To guarantee long-lasting pad-seating accuracy, the tone holes have been precision leveled using a proprietary 3-phase process. Lavish attention has been paid to the key layout’s advanced ergonomics to ensure ease of reach for smaller hands. Enhanced by an adjustable thumb rest, improved palm key placement, and angled left-hand spatula keys; the light, responsive action is powered by blued steel needle springs — the professional standard for durable, perfectly tensioned keywork. Featuring a full range to high F#, the STS201 uses high-quality power-forged single-arm keys and the iconic Selmer tri-point bell brace to provide reliable, consistent seating of the acoustics-enhancing Pisoni leather pads — another pro industry standard. The STS201 also features metal resonators that work in tandem with the Pisoni pads to provide a leak-free, airtight fit while delivering a big, assertive tone that brings your notes to life.

Designed for the developing saxophonist

Taking its cues from Selmer’s esteemed professional saxophones, the STS201 is an entry-level instrument that delivers the responsiveness, precise intonation, and solid tonal core required to help developing saxophonists achieve success. Designed with the requirements of student players in mind, Selmer’s specially designed neck sports a slightly narrower bore taper that promotes a ready response and greater control, focusing notes and providing a more compact landing zone for intonation. Post-to-body construction gives the STS201 quicker response with lighter overall weight and less initial resistance, resonating more immediately as compared with heavier ribbed-construction saxophones that generally require more effort from the player. This allows students to develop their embouchure and wind control, which will serve them well in the years ahead. Indeed, many seasoned pros credit the formative time spent with their Selmer student model as foundational to their successful careers.

The Selmer legacy of quality and innovation

As all modern saxophone designs are based on the Selmer platform, it’s instructive to take a look at the company’s history to understand its considerable influence on the instrument as we know it today. Conservatory-trained clarinetist Henri Selmer founded Henri Selmer Paris in 1885. Fashioning reeds and mouthpieces in his small workshop, he soon took on instrument repair and modifications, which eventually let to the design and manufacture of clarinets. In 1900, Selmer opened a retail shop in New York (the beginnings of Selmer USA). In 1922, Selmer introduced its first saxophone: the Model 22. In the ensuing decades, Selmer released industry-leading designs such as the Balanced Action, Super Action, Mark VI, and Reference 54, which have set the standard for what a modern saxophone should be. Listen to any iconic jazz recording by John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Paul Desmond, (late period) Cannonball Adderley, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis, or Joshua Redman, and you will hear one of these legendary horns in action. Delivering exceptional value at every level, from student to professional, Selmer USA and Henri Selmer Paris offer a full line of woodwind and brass instruments. Sweetwater is proud to bring you Selmer’s rich legacy of quality and innovation.

Selmer STS201 Student Tenor Saxophone Features:
  • Post-to-body construction
  • Specially designed neck for students
  • Auxiliary keys: front F, high F#
  • Blued steel needle springs
  • Lacquer body and nickel-plated keys
  • Adjustable thumb rest
  • Angled left-hand spatula keys
  • Pisoni leather pads
  • Metal resonators
  • Selmer premium mouthpiece
  • Durable ABS stackable molded plastic case
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