Selmer Paris Tenor Supreme

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 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.

  • Optimized and more natural positioning of mother-of-pearl side F♯.
  • Use of rollers gives greater mechanical fluidity for the FX and the G♯
  • Repositioning of the B♭ mother-of-pearl pad cup.
  • Raised D# and high F keys for quicker access.
  • New, more accessible double F key.
  • Repositioned thumb rest and thumb hook for better handling.
  • Rebalancing of the springs for more fluid action.
  • * Available in the following finishes: Lacquered, Silver-Plated, Gold-Plated, Black, Solid Silver, Brushed, and Antiqued Lacquer


  • Key: B♭B flatBb
  • Ambitus: Low B♭ / high F♯
  • Metal thumb supports (right hand, left hand)
  • Neck receiver with 3-point concentric tightening
  • Mobile tightening ring in nickel silver
  • Left hand pinky finger keys with hinged toggle
  • Right hand F♯ - F adjusting arm
  • Engraving specific to the Supreme
  • Leather pads with rivet-free metal resonators
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