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I love SML tenors. They sound AMAZING…. here comes the but………….

The altissimo on the King Marigaux SML tenor I had was borderline, most notes were flat, and overall mediocre at best. Maybe I just didn't have the correct fingerings for that make/model, but I didn't have the patience to learn all new fingering for that horn. Selmers, Bueschers and my Taiwanese tenors are normal up there.
 

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I'm only just exploring altissimo on my SML alto and it's certainly a case of different fingerings than VIs or asian horns I believe. Those notes don't pop easily.
My asian-made tenor is much easier in that respect. Still early days for me though in all areas of the horn.

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Beautiful horn.
I almost pushed the button on one of these a couple of years back on Ebay.
The final price was far too high for me at nearly $5000.
My alto is very nearly a Hawkins model bar the engraving.
Although I rarely play alto, I don't think I could ever let this one go.
I can't manage any respectable altissimo on alto.
Not much better on tenor either, but a lot more on baritone for some reason.
 

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Yes! I am lucky enough to play one of these wonderfull horns: it is #2515.
You can hear more with this sax in my page: david-marcos.com
Thank you for posting this video. :)
 
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