Saxophone Specifications

Model

Series II

Series III

Reference

Acoustics

Series II body style-full sound

Series III body style-optimized for immediate response

Spirit of the Mark VI and/or Balanced action - solid centered sound

Necks

Series II bore

Series III bore

Enhanced Reference bore

Optional necks (varies by instrument type)*

Gold brass, Silver-plated, Gold-plated

Gold brass, Silver-plated, Gold-plated

Sterling silver (tenor models only)

Range

High F# key

High F# key (high G on soprano)

High F# key

Construction

Full ribs – durable

Mini-ribs – quick response

Full ribs - durable (alto model), mini-ribs-quick response (tenor models)

Brass

Yellow brass

Brass alloy

Special brass alloy with higher copper content

Mechanism

Compact key positioning - closer to the body and
directly under the hand

Compact key positioning - closer to the body and
directly under the hand

Compact key positioning - closer to the body and directly under the hand

Front F key

Spatula

Spatula

Pearl

Left-hand thumb rest

Plastic

Plastic

Plastic

Right-hand thumb rest

Plastic adjustable

Metal adjustable

Metal adjustable

Adjusting screws

High F, G# key, F#/G# lug, F#/G#, adjusting bar,
low C#, low B, side C, side Bb

High E & F, G# key, F#/G# lug, F#/G#, adjusting bar,
low C#, low B, side C, side Bb

High E & F, G# key, F#/G# lug, F#/G#, adjusting bar, low C#, low B, side C, side Bb

Pivot screws

Tapered

Tapered

Tapered

Needle springs

Blued steel

Blued steel

Blued steel

Pads

Treated leather with metal resonators

Treated leather with metal resonators

Treated leather with metal resonators

Finish

Clear lacquer

Clear lacquer

Dark gold lacquer, Brushed matte lacquer, Rose gold
lacquer

Optional finishes

Gold plate, Silver plate, Black lacquer, Non-engraved,
Matte lacquer with standard keys

Gold plate, Silver plate, Black lacquer,
Non-engraved,Sterling silver, Matte lacquer with
standard keys, Matte lacquer with matte lacquer keys

None

Engraved bell

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mouthpiece

Selmer S80 C*

Selmer S80 C*

Selmer Super Session D (alto model) Selmer S80 C*
(tenor models)

Specifications subject to change
* Optional necks available as after-market accessories.