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I have been playing on a Guardala alto (stamped made in Germany) ever since I bought it used in 1998 (I suspect it was made in the early 90’s). I love the tone and key action of the horn so much that I bought a Guardala tenor, which I also love. I prefer my Guardala horns to anything else I have ever played and will never sell them for any price. But looking at the two horns, the alto appears to have a smaller bell than the average alto and therefore produces a relatively more focused sound. The tenor appears to have a larger bell than the average tenor and therefore produces a more spread sound. Can anyone confirm this? The tone produced by the horns seems to confirm what I see, but perhaps that is psychological?
 

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It would be a result of the entire horn rather than just bell flare size. Those B&S Guardalas can be nice saxes.
 

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Oh yeah, that makes sense that the entire horn size would have to be different.
 
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