This is the latest generation of the TM Custom tenors developed by Randy Jones over the last several years. These tenors are meant to be a viable modern alternative to the fabled vintage Selmers. Every tenor is assembled by hand in the Tenor Madness shop, with careful attention to every last detail. After leveling the tone holes by hand, installing pads and resonators, soldering the bow, and final set-up, about 24 hours of work go into each tenor. Comes standard with a high F#; also available without the high F# as a special order.
The latest and most significant development is the new neck. TM experimented with annealing necks to improve tuning, but found that some of the tone quality was lost in translation. These new necks are the best of both worlds! The same complex tone is there, but now with a hint of resistance and increased focus of sound. And, we can confidently say that this is the best-tuning neck on the modern market. These fantastic tenors are played and endorsed by Doug Lawrence, lead tenor with the Count Basie Orchestra (http://www.douglawrencejazz.com/)
Because of the true rolled tone holes, these tenors sub-tone with very little effort and the response is lightning-quick through all registers.
Each finish has its own sonic signature. Available in Cognac lacquer, Matte, and Unlacquered, Silver Plate and Gold Plate (Silver and Gold are by special order). Comes with contoured case.
At Sax Alley we are honored to have been chosen, as one of a very few dealers, by Tenor Madness to sell their fine saxophones!