Looking at buying a new alto ... possiblly a P. Mauriet...
Now there is new choices ... straight or rolled tone holes.
Is there benifits in one over the other technically or is it a personal feel thing?
On today's saxophones with quality pads there is no practical advantage to having rolled tone holes. I believe it is nothing more than a marketing gimmick to offer modern saxophones with rolled toneholes. From a technician's standpoint they are much more difficult to correct when they are not level.