Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2017
Picked up a sax in 2002 and here I am.
Yeah, the gold brass Medusa alto I owned was a very different horn from my 2001 lacquered and Chicago Jazz black nickel altos. Really a fabulous horn and the best alto I’ve ever played, including a great early VI. Intonation was locked in and the horn played very evenly across the range, even sub-toning easily, like the tenors. I sold that horn during a period when my health was keeping me from playing. Should have kept that one!This is true. If I remember correctly there was a lot more changes to the Alto than the Tenor when they went from the 2001 to the Medusa. As for high prices, it is true there are some fairly high prices out there. I saw someone selling a Guardala for $7500.