- Berkshire, UK
That is still an extra cost to factor for when buying an expensive saxophone. Will need to try an EX which I believe does not have the "rolled" part addedit`s not the actual toneholes but the pseudo-rolled ring they solder on isn`t straight from what he says ....
easily fixable by a good tech like Steve (solder a new one one or take the old one off and fix it) . that review makes you think that you stand a high chance of getting a dud but I can`t believe that the numerous SX90R owners there are would put up with a horn that doesn`t play properly,
Bad on Keilwerth for letting a Single horn through like this - Mega-bad for letting it drag on for over a decade
SX90 series made in Germany , always have been , STs, EXs whatever - who knows , could be China, Taiwan even east Germany or Czech republic based on age .
Thom, I thought Mauriats etc had proper rolled toneholes (as in the real thing, formed when pulled)
Yes, SX has straight tone holes, SX R rolled ones. Maybe drop Steve a PM to see if he's seen any SX's with warped holes?
If you're adding Keilwerth to the list of possible tenors, I have a theory that Hanson may have a connection with Keilwerth so maybe add them too? This goes back to my thread here: http://cafesaxophone.com/threads/well-well-my-new-hanson-is-a-buffet-400.11107/
Bearing in mind Alastair is a consultant to Buffet and told me himself that the SA5 is a Buffet 400 in disguise, and that Buffet own Keilwerth, and that The SA5 body is made in Germany... well, elementary!
Why not phone Alastair, explain your search for a tenor, possibly an SX90, and he'll soon volunteer whether that has a connection with the ST8 or other of his models. Just an idea....
I have a "The New King" (avatar) from -68. The ergonomics are more "cave man like". The toneholes are in line. Worse than my "The Martins". I don't know about the older New King.I'd love to try one of the old New King or Tone Kings to see if they're any better for my Martin and Conn loving ways
Do you know if the "Hanson 8" bodies are made as the SX90. What I really like is the wide/big space between body and bell on SX90. I found a website were they sold a "Hanson 8" for £ 1500.00!