I'm a convert to curved sopranos, but particularly modern ones. I like the fact that you can hear the sound coming back at you and easily use a stand or clip-on mic. I have got a Yanagisawa SC991 but have also played on a R&C which was nice and a Goodson which was quite good.
I believe that the older curvies were a bit awkward from an ergonomic point of view, but maybe that is not unique to curvies.
Seems quite an expensive price for a Dolnet, compared to alto and tenor prices. Do you know whether it was made by Dolnet or is a stencil ?
PS Curvies are cute too and attract lots of favourable comment.
I have just seen straight Dolnet sopranos, so a curved one can be rare? I don't know if it's a stencil. Yes, the price is high. I have seen a curved Yani for 8000 s e k (c £ 760.00) here in Sweden. And that is a modern sax. I think modern sopranos are better than old ones when it comes to playablity.
The curvies are cute and you get nice comments. Louis Jordan liked his cs as well .....
I have seen curved Dolnets and , in my opinion, they were never made by Dolnet but they were made by Orsi in Milan Italy. Orsi was a primary source of curved sopranos for many companies , Dolnet did make straight sopranos which were quite different. The Orsi curved soprano is relatively modern in its layout and comparable to the Borgani curved soprano.