1966-67 SML stencil Gold Medal:
REYNOLDS CONTEMPORA Tenor
- Year: 1966
- Make: Reynolds (SML)
- Model: Contempora (Gold Medal 1)
- Status: SOLD
- Finish: Original Lacquer
- Serial Number: 19,577
Here is a true SML build with the stenciled name branding. This specific detail will save you about $2000, but your sound will be identical to your SML craving ears. Serial #19xxx dates it to about the 1966-67 and the Gold Medal 1 era. Translation: Huge, fat, SML tone during some of their best years. Original Lacquer finish at 97%. Negatives: a few dings and pings that I'll burnish out; two on the neck, about 3 on the back bow, and the pants guard will bend back to 'straight'. I have no doubts that these will clean up nicely and only show a bit of past work. The neck tenon was resoldered. I can help clean it up, but it was done pretty well.
CASE: original hard case in good working order, has seen owner-mods with screws.
Don't forget all the SML features like "Articulated G# on/off lever" too.
This one has yet to be rebuilt but it completely deserves "The Sarge Special Rebuild"--Premium with larger resos (Resotech! $250). Once it's set up, I guarantee you will turn heads and slay a few Selmers (PS-I love SMLs and am very tempted to keep this sax in my personal stash).
Sound Files on other SMLs:
- 2.TENORSx3-2xMPCS-MarkVi_30M_SMLrevD-- 13:57
- 6.TENORs file: French Set: Selmer Mark VI vs. Buffet Super Dynaction (SDA) vs. SML Gold Medal - COMPARISON OF 3 FRENCH MADE TENORS2:09
- 7.TENORS-MPC, SMLs_SelmerClassic, Eagl3:35
- 10.TENORS-MPC, SMLs_SelmerClassic, Eagl3:35