I've heard that horns made of copper tend to be fragile and dent easily. Is there any truth to that?
Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin isn't it?there are many copper saxophones out there which are sturdy enough and not much softer than any brass saxophone. Bronze is naturally another material and looks very different from copper.
Whatever your reasons are to go for copper , I personally would go for a lacquered copper since otherwise you horn will be soon changing colour developing a patina which will make it very different from the beautiful colour that it has when new.
The best known must be the one made for Buffet by Keilwerth , there is one for sale (not by me)
here http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?162198-FS-Buffet-Prestige-Alto-Saxophone-(Copper) .
this is pitched in A=442 (don't worry about that, unless you are really picky few people would be able to hear any difference with one pitched in A=440 A=442 is not a high pitch horn)
milandro, if you look closely at my post, you will see that I was responding to 1saxman's post, which I quoted, to indicate that bronze is an alloy with higher copper content than brass. I did not claim that bronze horns are made entirely of copper.Bronze is naturally another material and looks very different from copper.
When you wrote post #4 of this thread (from which I just quoted you in my post #10), pikiwiki hadn't posted anything yet. Since I was the one who brought up "bronze," and you immediately responded with "Bronze is naturally another material and looks very different from copper," I assumed you were, in part, responding to me. I just wanted my post interpreted in the context in which it was made.and , in fact, I was responding to pikiwiki.........:bluewink: