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"130" is our latest creation, wanted to celebrate our 130th year of our history
As old tradition teaches, the whole instrument, body, bell and neck,
is hand-hammered
NECK and BELL in SOLID SILVER 925.
LACQUERED BODY
SILVER PLATED KEYS


Drool......drool........drool.........
 

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I've played one of these. The horn sounded nice, but I found it to be excessively bright without a real core to the sound. It also felt very cheap to hold; the keywork was clunky. It WAS the best of the Borgani's though, the rest of them were pretty bad.

Very purdy, though.

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Saxaholic said:
I've played one of these. The horn sounded nice, but I found it to be excessively bright without a real core to the sound. It also felt very cheap to hold; the keywork was clunky. It WAS the best of the Borgani's though, the rest of them were pretty bad.

Very purdy, though.

Saxaholic
Interesting. The Borgs I've seen felt very solid with a "vintage" Conn like feel to them. Was it just out the box?
 

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TJ,

These were on display at Roberto's. I was very surprised at them...I expected a whole lot better since I've heard some folks raving about them. Could have been a one-off, or had leaks, but my experience wasn't great. Like I said, it wasn't terrible. Just not my cup of tea. The Jubilee series was even less impressive...no ring to the sound, very hollow. I guess I'm spoiled by the vintage Conns and Martins. Hope that helped.

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Saxaholic,

The ones on display at Roberto's may have been a bit out of adjustment. I'd try one on full tilt before giving up on Borganis.
 

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I agree some of the altos can be on the bright side of saxlife. When I heard Sue Terry play one, the sound was bright and soaring. She made it work great though. Sue is a great player. OTOH, the sops and tenors are darker. I would think Roberto's doesn't do any set up work on the new stuff until it's paid for. Next time I'm up there, I'll skip all the Mark VIs that are always there and give a few Borg altos a try.
 

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TJ-

Did you EVER see my 130 in front of you in my studio during your lesson?

Right aside the other Borg? LOL:shock: ;)
 

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That's it? Duh :shock:

You never play that one for me ;)

Besides... I only see notes on the the page during lesson time!

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I've heard and seen Tim's 130...all i can say is...if Orfeo Borgani made a 130 Tenor, I'd be on a plane to Italy tomorrow!!!!
 

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brassnaked said:
if Orfeo Borgani made a 130 Tenor, I'd be on a plane to Italy tomorrow!!!!

Wait! I am on a plane to Italy tomorrow. :)
 

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I live near the factory and I have been there twice. Unfortunately they sold all the 130 series saxophones so it was not possible to play one. The good news is that their new vintage altos play very well with a solid core and a very good projection.

Stan
 

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You got a good look at it ?

Did you play it, for cripesake ?

Started a thread to see if anybody tried it, and you now report that it's 'purdy' .

What the .. :?
 

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Tryptykon said:
You got a good look at it ?

Did you play it, for cripesake ?

Started a thread to see if anybody tried it, and you now report that it's 'purdy' .

What the .. :?
LOL....

I'm practicing now. I'm trying to forget about it. You're not helping :D
 
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