I play one - and love it! I'm very much a beginner still but my teacher (who plays an SBA and a Ref 54) is also pretty impressed.I recall recently someone stating Hanson were developing a new line of Saxophones, just had a look at their website, and wondered if this was it!, someone nip over there and try it out please, as its a long way from Sarf London.
I'm pretty sure the dark gold is what I am describing as 'tobacco coloured'. It was the most peculiar look, designed to be a lacquered but vintage look I think, but odd. Dark gold sounds nice, but....There's a video on YouTube showing final assembly of the body of the LX tenor.
Alastair blowtorch in hand doing the biz.
The options now are dark gold lacquer and raw.