I am a professional gigging saxophone player. I am also the PMBO Senior Manager at Sam Ash Music in Buffalo Grove. It is my job to find and recommend the RIGHT instrument to each of my customers. This one puts Jean Baptiste on my top 5 list for the first time. This horn speaks with authority and without complaint. The intonation is better than most Mark VI inspired horns and the action is modern horn smooth but not overly stiff. It does not require extra effort. My favorite is the LH table. It is compact but not crowded. The lack of a high F# should NOT DETER any player. This is how many of the best vintage horns are designed. It also eliminates extra weight and improves intonation in the upper octaves. To hit F#, use this keying... Oct, Front hi-F, LH 2; RH Side Bb Boom. Get this horn!
Buffalo Grove, IL