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Buffet Crampon (Keilwerth) Soprano Expression

taiwanpaul

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Buffet Crampon (Keilwerth) Soprano Expression

From Stephen Howard’s website: (http://www.shwoodwind.co.uk/Reviews/Saxes/Alto/Buffet_Expression_alto.htm)
“A pro level horn from the Keilwerth stable under another name”.
“It's an early version of their SX90.”
“I'm left with a favourable impression of the Expression, it's a very capable horn that will have an obvious appeal to players who like a well-rounded, warm sound tonewise- and without the issues that have plagued the SX90R series with its tone hole rings it's likely to be a far more reliable horn.”

I bought this soprano from Woodwind Exchange in Bradford and play tested against Selmer MK VI, SA80 II & III, Buescher, Conn and chose it for the sound.

The sax itself is a beauty, to my ears a great full sound, intonation and tuning are spot on. Lacquer is a little worn in places, a sign it has been well played by the previous owner, no dents or dings and the keywork is all tip-top. From my research the horn is early 90s.

Unfortunately, it is too heavy for me. I have a couple of old rugby injuries, a broken right wrist and right thumb, and just cannot support the weight. It’s too nice a sax to be sitting around not being played!

Comes in original case.

Please ask if you would like any photos and I can send them to you.

I will be back in England on June 22nd, so sax is not available until then.

Price is 1000 pounds and donation will be given to the forum.
 

rhysonsax

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I'm pretty sure the one in Steve Howard's review is Rhys' alto.

Regards,

Greg S.

Not mine but the one I found on eBay and encouraged my bandmate to bid on. The price he paid was a bargain.

I also have a very similar Buffet alto, made by Keilwerth but lacking the 'Expression' name.

I've never played a Keilwerth soprano and this one looks interesting.

Rhys
 

daveysaxboy

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Not mine but the one I found on eBay and encouraged my bandmate to bid on. The price he paid was a bargain.

I also have a very similar Buffet alto, made by Keilwerth but lacking the 'Expression' name.

I've never played a Keilwerth soprano and this one looks interesting.

Rhys

Will this soprano end up in your glass display case.I must say though when i played all JK horns years ago,SX90 tenor,alto,sop the soprano was amazing.Very thick dark sound.I got mine after seeing Courtney Pine.
 

Starosta

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Is it still for sale?

E-mail me with some pics if it is. (temandounholahola at hotmail dot com)
Thanks.
 

Starosta

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Is this still for sale?

If it is, please send some pics to: temandounholahola at hotmail dot com
Thanks.
 

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