Selmer Paris 84 Reference 36 SBA Balanced Inspired Tenor Saxophone READY TO SHIP!

Sale price $8,999.00 Regular price $14,554.00

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Selmer Paris 84 Reference 36 Dark Lacquer Tenor Saxophone

For sale is a beautiful Selmer Reference 36 with ornate sprawling factory engravings!

The Ref 36 is an absolute gem of a horn that rarely gets the shine they deserve!

These saxophone are Selmer Paris's modern take and inspired recreation of a vintage Super Balanced Action 5 digit holy grail sax.

These saxophones play loud and proud with a full bodied sound that is dark and robust yet also loud bright and agile.  These horns are great to play!

There are not many of these horns ever produced out there in the wild.  While its not often talked about at one point not that long ago these horns quietly went under a redesign!

If you take a look at most of the Ref 36s that pops up pre owned used they are different then this horn, the current production Ref 36.

The old variation had more basic engraving with rose lacquer over yellow brass.  The older variant also had a much more basic engraving.  I cant speak on what the exact body changes may be if any.

The newer more recent variation is just gorgeous dark lacquer with extensive sprawling classic Selmer Paris ornate floral engravings up and down the bell, extending even to the bow!

The horns are killer players and speak for them selves when played.  There's no doubt these are one of the top tier choices for a tenor saxophone both looks and playing!

Although the case does have the defect, this saxophone has a full life ahead.  This horn ships with all of its factory case candy.

These Reference 36s are produced in extremely small numbers and not always readily available.

With the global supply chain being extremely slow and the holiday season closing in, this is a great chance to purchase a dream horn for a great deal.

The horn is priced to sell ready to ship today so please buy and pay confidently!


Inspired by the 1936 Super Balanced Action, the Selmer Paris 84 Reference 36 tenor is a professional saxophone that integrates the Super Balanced Action's legendary acoustic characteristics with innovative modern key work and better intonation. A major favorite among jazz saxophonists, the Reference 36 tenor saxophone offers a full, rich sound.

The keywork of the Selmer 84 tenor saxophone is extremely fluid and reacts well to even the most wicked licks. Complete with shaped flight case, Selmer Paris mouthpiece, cap and ligature, and care products. Join the legions of jazz saxophonists that have rediscovered the sound of the legendary Super Balanced Action and have made the Selmer 84 Reference 36 tenor saxophone their horn of choice. It plays, feels, and looks like a vintage Selmer, including longer bell to improve intonation and a beautiful dark lacquer finish.

Tech Specs

  • Acoustics: Reference body style-full sound
  • Necks: Reference bore
  • Construction: ribs
  • Body material: Dark lacquer
  • Mechanism: compact key positioning - closer to the body and directly under the hand
  • Range: high F# key, Front F key: spatula
  • Left-hand thumb rest: plastic
  • 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
  • Pivot screws: tapered
  • Needle springs: blued steel
  • Pads: treated leather with metal resonators
  • Hand-engraved bell
  • Shaped flight case
Most orders are ready to dispatch and typically ship within 24 to 48 hours, and many times we can get them out DAY OF purchase. If you would like to feel confident when purchasing feel free to message over and we can tell you the exact time table for your horn as well share with you if the horn is shipping from Sax Stable headquarters, or direct from Conn Selmer’s horn vault.


The Sax Stable is unable to accept returns or exchanges of any merchandise, instruments or accessories regardless if they are sealed in the original manufacturer's packaging material. Sax Stable honors and is capable of processing manufacturer’s warranty claims on items purchased through the Sax Stable. In the event of a shipping anomaly occurring it is necessary for the customer to retain all original manufacturer's boxes, packaging and any materials provided by the Sax Stable. Please refer to Terms and Conditions of sale for more information. All sales are final and binding with no return or exchange as written.