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 here in the 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. We 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.
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 ($3,950), Silver Plate ($4,250), and Gold Plate ($4,750). The Gold Plated model is only available by special order at this time. Take a look at the videos to hear the differences. If possible, view in 720 resolution or higher (there is a significant upgrade in audio quality at 720 and higher). To make an order, please give us a call at the shop: (319)234-3561 or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.