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Early Tru Tone vs. late Aristocrat--Both are in nearly perfect condition. What do you think?
 

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The late aristocrat is after the selmer buyout, and will most likely be a student horn, decent for what they usually sell for. The True-Tone will most likely be better, but is a little early and will not have front f and roller g sharp, and will not be as good as a later True-Tone.
 

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I think zxcvbnm said it pretty well . . .

Are you limited by location to one of these two saxes?
 

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I own both of these horns, and I'm trying to decide which one to use more often. I'll be alternating them on my gigs in the next few months until I figure it out.
 

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I think you just answered your own question!
 

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The modern model is more mouthpiece-friendly, but I'd rather not play a student-level instrument.
 

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Or sell 'em both and get a well-set up '30s or '40s Aristocrat.
 

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That's actually not a bad idea. Keep an eye out for them on E-Bay. The 1917 model is especially pristine--There's not a mark on it, and it looks like it could have been made yesterday.
 
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