SML 1966 ‘Gold Medal – Reynolds Contempora’ Bb Tenor, Stencil #19,574

1966-67 SML stencil Gold Medal:

REYNOLDS CONTEMPORA Tenor

 

Price: $ 3,799.00
  • Year:  1966
  • Make:  Reynolds (SML)
  • Model:  Contempora (Gold Medal 1)
  • Status:  For Sale!
  • Finish:  Original Lacquer
  • Serial Number: 19,574

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; 1-2 on the neck, about 2 on the front bow by C1. I have no doubts that these will clean up nicely and only show a bit of past work. The neck tenon was resoldered(just like the first one I had). I can help clean it up, but it was done pretty well.

CASE: No original case, so we will pair it with a Protec XL for the perfect fit to the huge bell.

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:
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    TENORSx3-2xMPCS-MarkVi_30M_SMLrevD-- 1
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    TENORS-SBA_Couf-s1_SML-RevD_Conn10M-
    4:35
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    TENORs-52Super20_51SMLrevD_50sLeBlan
    5:15
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    TENORs file: French Set: Selmer Mark VI vs. Buffet Super Dynaction (SDA) vs. SML Gold Medal - COMPARISON OF 3 FRENCH MADE TENORS
    2:09
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    TENORS-MPC, SMLs_SelmerClassic, Eagl
    3:35
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    TENORS-5x-10M_30M_THC_RevD_Magna_onW
    6:11
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    TENORS-MPC, SMLs_SelmerClassic, Eagl
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