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I just bought a silver plated Hohner president. It has not made it here et, but man they look like a very solid horn. I just hope it has the pompous Keilwerth sound that my sx90r makes. Anyone care to add their 2 cents or more. I am just curious about other peoples experiences.
 

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I am hoping for that Connish Dexteresque sound from it.
 

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Noone else?
 

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Yup got one, precision pads with domed metal resos, de-lacquered and a few dings here and there. Built like a brick outhouse but some really nice touches, rths, pretty key guards, D trill key and very solid key work. Very rich in overtones at the mid and bottom end then really barks at B3 and higher.
 

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Well I got mine in today...It is very solid, but not a heavy horn double socket neck..Rolled tone holes and In great shape...better yet I only paid 500 for it and it looks like a closet horn 100% original silver plate. A few small dings. I am gonna post some pictures later..it sounds pretty good, but I don't know if I can put down my SX90 Tenor, But there is definitely some good stuff about the horn...
 

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This is the new monster!!!!
 

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It does have those Zephyrish keyguards, I have never owned a Zephyr, so I cannot say to much else with regard to comparing the two
 

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Hmmm yeassh, someone informed me these are MUNSTURZ so I picked up a "Hohner" on the 'bay, appears to be identical in construction to yours, RTH with the Zephyresque guards and double-sleeve neck receiver, just doesn't say "President" on it, has 2-3 extra keys, including high F#. Mine needs a complete repad (leaks all over, pads seem original), but I can tell it's a very solidly built horn -- as good as a Kohlert. Posts look identical to those used on Kohlerts, too, hmmm. I thought the one I bought would be lacquer but it appears it's an aging (yellowing) clear lacquer over silver or nickel plating because the bore inside is plated as well.
 

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That is interesting, are you sure it has an F sharp key? Mine has an alternate D key in the position you would normally find the F sharp. Yours does have an extra key betwen the bottom stack F and E keys, looks like a G sharp trill.
 

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That is interesting, are you sure it has an F sharp key? Mine has an alternate D key in the position you would normally find the F sharp. Yours does have an extra key betwen the bottom stack F and E keys, looks like a G sharp trill.
On a Hohner, the high F# is an extra LH palm key.
 

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Mine does not have high F#...it does have the G# and D# trill key though. I played it some earlier...It speaks very easily..doesn't seem finicky. I think I will like it once I get the mouthpiece to go with it.
 

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Well I am taking to the blues jam tonight, and hoping it can hold up to the reputation my Keilwerth SX90 has made there. I like the horn, and it is just about the sound I want, maybe the 10m thats on the way will be over the top.
 

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Jeez my SX90 stays in the case nowadays....I may let it go soon, I am really digging this Hohner, but still not sure yet.
 
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