The tenor saxophone was invented in the early 1800s, but it wasn't until the mid-1920s that the instrument's popularity really skyrocketed. Its smooth, dark tonal qualities suited the rise of the big band era perfectly and today it has a strong association with the jazz genre. From Sonny Rollins to John Coltrane, many legendary musicians have honed their talents with professional tenor saxophones, and if you too have ambitions of adding your name to a list of the greats, this is the section for you.
The tenor (along with the alto) is one of the most well-known sax types, so it's really no surprise that top brass instrument manufacturers like Allora, Selmer Paris and P. Mauriat put a great deal of hard work and passion into their models. Of course, not all saxophones are made equal, and not all of them share the same price range. For this reason, it helps to consider how much you're willing to spend before making any quick decisions. With that in mind, the Antigua Winds Bb Tenor Saxophone is an absolute beauty at very affordable price. Featuring a contemporary design and boasting first-class materials and flawless craftsmanship, this truly is a pro-level instrument through and through. It also comes in your choice of elegant finishes and each Power Bell receives exquisite engraving.
Or maybe you've reached the point in your career where you want to reward yourself with a tenor sax that reflects not only your impressive skills, but your never waning commitment to the instrument. If so, then the Selmer Paris Reference 36 Tenor Saxophone is not to be passed up. This sax integrates some of the finest acoustic and ergonomic characteristics of Selmer Paris' first models. The result? A wonderful tribute to the "Balanced Action" saxophones first introduced in 1936. From its rich, open tone to its carefully-positioned keys for superior playability, it wouldn't be wrong to call this professional tenor sax a masterpiece.
Since everyone has their own tastes and playing style, you'll definitely want to take a closer look at each tenor sax in this catalog for an idea of which one is right for you. Professional tenor saxophones are designed specifically to give experienced players a better tone, improved response and more comfortable feel when compared to intermediate models. In other words, every tenor sax here is worthy of your attention.