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Temby Black & Silver Custom Tenor Saxophone


Powerful, harmonically rich and visually stunning. Popular horn of choice for many players

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Black and Silver Custom Tenor

The Black and Silver Custom Tenor is powerful, harmonically rich and visually stunning.  This saxophone sings across big bands with projection and clarity, and cuts through rock bands with ease. Or take this horn to other tonal places that you have never experienced before. Jazz players will love the incredibly diverse tonal colour palette.

In honour of the great Pharaoh Sanders, who, while on tour in 2007 traded his treasured MkVI tenor and acquired his Temby Custom Tenor, Temby continues this model as a tribute to one of the finest saxophonists the world has ever known.

“I love the roller octave key, you must have put a lot of thought into technique” “Compared to my MkVI, this horn [Temby Custom] is a much freer blowing horn and it plays easy” Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah’s band likened the sound of the Temby horn to the sound of Coltrane’s horn.

“Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders’ sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane’s late ensembles of the mid-’60s, Sanders’ later music is guided by more graceful concerns.”

The Horn: Rich black nickel plated body and contrasting fine silver plated keywork, ergonomic roller octave key, plus Western Australian dark mother of pearl key top inlays, and Temby’s Ultra Keywork (which makes the keywork mechanism very quiet).  This is a very exclusive and desirable saxophone.

The horn is resonant and vibrant. It has power and clarity, but also has warmth when required. It allows the player to be totally expressive. Altissimo is easier, and intonation is excellent across the whole range.

From intimate jazz settings right through to hard hitting commercial, blues or whatever, this horn will do it all (and more!)

Robust, reliable, comfortable, fast and smooth keywork add to playability at the highest level, and provide a solid platform for long term reliability. Temby’s 6 year warranty is included of course, and a great GL lightweight shaped flight case top it all off!

6 year comprehensive warranty

Temby Deluxe Flight Case

Lightweight case with loads of room for accessories. Strong construction, external detachable and expandable pocket – large enough for music books. Weather resistant zip. Quality handles and detachable backpack straps.

And if you need to be convinced more … the brilliant new model backpack case comes with it for free!

Temby Custom Saxophones

Our Temby Custom saxophones are built to give versatility and to allow you to create your individual sound. These saxophones have a thoughtful design that’s followed through with excellent workmanship and available with various finishes. The Custom is a very reliable saxophone and feels fantastic to play. They will give warmth when you need it plus easily produce clarity and projection on demand.

The Temby Custom saxophones feature:

  • Temby’s Ultra Keywork for very quiet action
  • Innovative Roller Octave Mechanism for fast and smooth action, to follow the natural motion of the left thumb
  • Carbon steel springs for a light and fast key action
  • Mother of pearl keytops from Broome, Western Australia
  • Temby Deluxe flight case
  • A comprehensive 6 year warranty