It's my understanding that there were two versions of the C-Melody available at the same time...a "high pitch" with the straight neck and a "low pitch" with the curved neck. The difference was also sometimes indicated with either an "H" or an "L" stamped below the serial number. I didn't see any signs of an "H" stamped on this one, but it may have been cut off in the photo.Hey, but it's got rolled tone holes! That's gotta be worth 3K right there.:bluewink:
Those straight C-Melody necks make the horn look like an alto going through adolescence. Although they do play a lot better than the earlier curved necks.