I ordered one of these after finding a video review. Superb handling! Side vents help to not bottom out on pitch bends and provide increased volume. The Lee Oskars I had were a good starting point, and now I'm making the switch to these 1847 NOBLEs. They are substantially heavier due to the anodized aluminum comb, but the quality of the instruments are worth their carrying weight and then some.
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