Extraordinary response, tone, comfort, and tuning make the Selmer Reference 36 a horn that has everything that made Selmer the world-wide name in saxophones.The Reference 36 Tenor Saxophone is finished with a shiny rose gold colored lacquer. A wider bore diameter at the bow-to-bell junction means the Reference 36 possesses open, flexible, and rich playing quality. The neck, body, bow and bell are also produced from a special brass alloy with a higher copper content for a richer, warmer sound. Leather pads with plastic tone boosters contribute to sound projection and playing flexibility. The compact design makes the keys feel closer to the body of the instrument which results in a more fluid feel.