I, too, look forward to your reviews of these different Grassi horns after you get them near the end of April. Good luck!I am one of those new "Grassifan." I have played since 3 months with a tenor "Professional 2000" and I find it great. I had the opportunity to try a few older models and I found them also very good. Many Italians players consider the best production was made during the 70's, early 80's. I do not know what I should think about it. To make my own idea I bought two Grassi tenor, 35xxx and 41xxx. They are in a friend home in Rome. I'll go to get them end of April. I will take the time to really test them and then publish a thread on this forum to give my opinion.....
I'm glad your Prestige alto found a good home with a player who will use it and appreciate it. I'm hoping Thang N will write up a little review of it and maybe record a few minutes so we can hear how well it suits him.Dave, the Prestige sold for a little less than the asking price on the 2000 and it took forever to find serious buyers at anywhere near that. I could have held it longer but really wanted it to go to someone who would appreciate it and that, too, came down to you and Thang N.
It will be interesting to see if the 2000 sells.
Hall,I was able to play this horn and it is indeed a very nice saxophone! It felt great in the hands, very comfortable to hold, key action felt great, only thing I didn't like was the octave key, it was a little unusual. The pads looked brand new and the lacquer was in really nice shape, the horn was really nice and clean too. I really enjoyed the sound of the horn, it had a great solid core to the sound. Didn't check it with the tuner but the pitch seemed really to good my ears. I can see why some folks love these Grassis, they are definitely underrated. Its a really good horn!
Very easy,That's quite an endorsement for Grassi however, I don't see how what is perhaps the most successful of Selmer's saxes can be considered a failure.