Selmer Paris Series Iii Model 64 Jubilee Edition Professional Tenor Saxophone - Gold Lacquer

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Finish
Gold Lacquer
Body material
Yellow Brass with Extra Copper
Body
Mini-rib Construction
Mouthpiece
S-80 C
Pads
Treated Leather with Metal Resonators
Level
Professional
Manufacturer part number
64J
Case/gig bag
Hardshell Case
Springs
Blue Steel
Thumb rest
Metal, Adjustable
Auxillary keys
High F#, Front F
Neck type
Series III Bore
Bell decoration
Hand Engraved
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The Holy Grail of Classical Tenor Saxophones

The Selmer Paris Series III Model 64 Jubilee Edition is widely regarded as the Holy Grail of classical tenor saxophones. Its rich, opulent sound is legendary and its precision-crafted ergonomics provide the quick response you need to perform the most challenging material. There’s also alchemy at work here. Instead of traditional brass, Series III saxophones use a brass alloy with a slightly higher copper content, which imparts a luxurious warmth to your every note. Featuring mini-ribbed body construction, treated leather pads with metal resonators, blued steel needle springs, excellent intonation, and splendid jeweler’s hand engraving, the Selmer Paris Series III Model 64 Jubilee Edition professional tenor saxophone is the pièce de résistance of classical saxophones. It will serve you well in your career and nurture your ongoing development as an artist.

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Designed with input from preeminent classical saxophonists, the Selmer Paris Series III Model 64 Jubilee Edition tenor is considered somewhat of an industry standard in that genre. And indeed, its rich, expansive sound is right at home in the context of a saxophone concerto. But versatility being one of the attributes of a great professional saxophone, you’ll actually find pro players in many genres who rely on the 64J as their main tenor. Saxophonists who play both classical and jazz, for instance, can choose an appropriate mouthpiece and reed — or even a specialized neck — to customize their horn for the music at hand. However you set it up, the Selmer Paris Model 64 is an impeccably designed and crafted professional instrument that sounds incredible, is comfortable to play, and continuously evolves along with you on your musical journey.

The benefits of “mini-ribbed” body construction

Integrating the multiple key posts into a single plate, ribbed body construction gives the tube higher mass (and hence more rigidity and durability), and requires somewhat more effort from the player. The Model 64 employs a proprietary modification of this principle, so-called “mini ribs” that make the horn blow with lighter resistance than fully ribbed designs. This gives you the best of both worlds: a solid fundamental with rich tonal color — along with the speed required to execute difficult passages. For experienced saxophonists with a more developed embouchure and sound concept, a free-blowing tube with moderate resistance provides a definite advantage. Although this type of construction typically presents a slightly increased initial resistance, it effectively gives you another level of resonance — an extra “gear,” if you will — to blow through for additional dynamic range and expression. Simply put, you can push your Series III tenor further, and it will go exactly where you want it to go.

Handcrafted in France

Honoring the Henri Selmer Paris tradition of old-world craftsmanship, the Series III Model 64 Jubilee Edition benefits from premium materials and proprietary construction techniques developed over Selmer’s century-plus of wind instrument design expertise. This exceptional professional horn incorporates performance-enhancing details like specially treated leather pads with metal resonators that provide a leak-free, airtight fit while delivering a big, lively, assertive tone that brings your notes to life. Not surprisingly, considering it comes from the company that perfected the modern saxophone, the Model 64 offers superior ergonomics and playability, crisp intonation, and rich, precise sound that reflects every expressive nuance of your playing. It’s equally at home in jazz, fusion, classical, and pop settings, and it will elevate your technique and unlock new worlds of musical expression.

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 Paris Series III Model 64 Jubilee Edition Professional Tenor Saxophone Features:
  • Acoustics: Series III body for rich, full sound
  • Superior Intonation
  • Neck: Series III bore
  • Construction: mini ribs
  • Body material: yellow brass with extra copper
  • Mouthpiece: S-80 C
  • Compact, ergonomic key positioning
  • Range: high F# key, front F key: spatula
  • Left-hand thumb rest: metal
  • Right-hand thumb rest: metal, adjustable
  • Adjusting screws: high F, G# key, F#/G# lug, F#/G#, adjusting bar, low C#, low B, side C, side Bb
  • Tapered pivot screws
  • Blued steel needle springs
  • Treated leather pads with metal resonators, C# vent to keep C# in tune
  • Beautifully engraved bell
  • BAM case with case cover
  • Handcrafted in France
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