So what do you think about "The Martin Tenor" vs Martin HC Comm II tone?PS ~ it's not quite as simple as looking at the tube/body attributes of a horn correlating to bright vs. dark. The bores/geometries do not necessarily correlate that way. I have played 'short neck', 'normal bore' horns which were quite dark, for example.
And JK changed their bows quite a bit over time, sometimes they were on the large side, sometimes not, sometimes they had a wide curvature, sometimes not...but they are always dark-toned horns.
I have played horns with pretty skinny neck tubes (Beaugnier comes to mind) which were pretty dark, and 'fat' looking necktubes which were pretty bright....
Of course JK made different models. And they made changes on the tube over the years as well. But the wide bow on a JK sax from the 60's, 70's ... are pretty much the same? I don't know ..... .