Distinguished SOTW Member
I have given up on modern soprano saxes. Through the years I have owned 2 Selmer Mk Vl's, a silver Yamaha YSS-62 and a Yani 901. None of them can compete with my Conn from 1926 in tone and open free-blowingness. Its just a happy thing to play. The scale is fine, and the lack of a front F key is no problem at all. I have easy fingerings up to triple A. Also my friend's 1920's Martin is also exquisite, and I have played old Bueschers that were really great. Also tried a very early 5 digit Mk Vl once, which seemed like the only Selmer that could compete with my Conn. The newer modern horns Ive played just seem to be shadows of the old timers to my ears. Any thoughts?