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The Selmer Paris Supreme Tenor Saxophone is here!

Henri Selmer Paris is known worldwide for their dedication to bringing musicians the highest quality instruments. Today they are proud to announce the Supreme Tenor Saxophone, the second model in their Supreme line. Schmitt Music is one of a select few vendors in the US that has the Supreme Tenor in stock and ready for you to play today!

The Supreme Tenor is available TODAY in the Schmitt Music Saxophone shop. Contact us to schedule your showing.


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The tenor saxophone is present in the classical repertoire, and notably in chamber music, where it plays an essential role within the saxophone quartet. It also expresses itself through several well known orchestral solos (Bolero, Romeo and Juliet, etc.). Contemporary composers are increasingly featuring it in their work, but it is primarily through jazz that it has developed the richest history, and through which its most iconic figures have become known.

The name Supreme pays homage to John Coltrane (and to his album A Love Supreme), whose sound and music have marked history. 

The raison d’être of the tenor Supreme is embodied in the desire to carry on this legacy. It has taken over 12 years to design the tenor Supreme, and to achieve the ambitious objective set from the beginning: to create the best tenor saxophone ever made by Henri SELMER Paris in terms of acoustics, mechanics, ergonomics and aesthetics. 

Dozens of tenor players of all musical genres from around the world have participated in the various trials to define the many fundamental details which have given birth to the tenor Supreme: an instrument with strong ties to its past, conceived for the music of today and tomorrow.

About the Supreme Tenor

After 100 years of saxophone innovation, conception and manufacturing, Henri SELMER Paris is redefining the modern identity of the tenor saxophone with the Supreme.​​

The creation of the Supreme embodies the culmination of an age-old savoir-faire combined with a perfect mastery of fabrication tools, all rising to meet the expectations of the Maison SELMER.

The tenor Supreme achieves the feat of surpassing the flexibility and sensation of lightness found in historic models and combining those features with the precision and exactness of pitch found in modern ones. It is both powerful and capable of infinite refinement. It allows for a an impressive power or a very expressive lyricism. Its dynamic possibilities go from a barely audible whisper  to a wailing scream. The tenor Supreme defies the natural inertia inherent to the tenor, offering a real sensation of lightness from the moment it enters the musicians’ hands, thanks a redistribution of its overall equilibrium and its compact ergonomics. This liberty manifests itself, above all, in the immense flexibility and suppleness of sound, previously unattainable in a tenor, which has been achieved with the new bore.

This new identity for the tenor Supreme is complemented by a creative, bold and innovative aesthetic that can be found in every detail of the instrument. ​​

The refinement and care taken in its fabrication offer unparalleled pleasure and ease of play, making it a source of inspiration for rediscovering the tenor. 

Contact the Sax Shop today!