This horn is indeed built like a tank, the touches feel like pearl to my fingers, it does have rolled toneholes. I can't say how the horn plays, it's beginning the process of getting a set of white roo pads and flat metal reso's, so it's not exactly playable and I put very little time in on it before the work was started.xax said:They have a bit of bad rap in Europe but i suspect they are a pretty good blowing horn; supposed to be built like a tank.
I think the design was sourced from a model other than the prewar Hullers, maybe Adler? There are later model Hullers with right hand bell keys, so maybe they are one and the same horn, However, in pics I've seen, the key sets, etc appear to be somewhat different. Are all those touches pearl or are some abalone? Rolled tone holes?
How's it play? what's the sound like?
Scott, I have a Huller alto with "full pearls" in the exact same style. On mine, all of the flat touchs(palm, side, left and right pinky keys) are actually abalone while the rounder key touchs are MOP. When I compare it to my other Huller alto of similar vintage, it is a lighter, faster action. Makes me think these might be upgraded, "high end" models...spiderjames said:Didn't Huller become B&S ? I was judging from the shape of some of the key designs and what not. They seem to match a Huller made horn that I have. Another guess would be Amati. Wasn't Adler built by Kohlert?
At any rate it look very much like a Kohlert/Keilwerth-ish design and I bet it will play well with a repad.
As a child in 1966 my parents surprized me with a tenor saxophone for Christmas. A Pichard Artist Model. It had nickel plated keys, rolled tone holes, a huge bell and sound to go with that huge bell. It was an SML Gold Medal two-tone model. Serial # 18XXX. A stencil. I still have it. What a big sound!hafuch said:RE: Pichard Artiste Model
Beautiful sax. Typical SML. Is that lacquer original? If so, it's in beautiful shape. Nice eye candy to enjoy. Knowing SMLs, I bet it plays as well or better than it looks.
Out of curiosity, is it a Rev D or GM I or II stencil? Rolled tone holes? The engraving looks like the GM models, but the serial number would be a better indicator. What serial number range?