To be blunt, if you're after nice etching, buy some art work. If you don't like the sound of the JK, then send it back.sycc said:The rampones have such nice engraving. Keilwerths engraving looks generic-all Keilwerths etched the same. In fact engraving took a back seat on newer saxes. My super 80 series I baritone(1983-n334xxx)is heavily engraved.My USA alto and tenor(esarly to mid '80s)are etched nice too!!!!
I have a nickel silver SX-90R tenor. I'd have to say that the engraving on my horn is deep and very sharp. Yes its the typical JK pattern but I would have to say as far as new horns go, the engraving is pretty generous. It even goes down to the bow. Call me easily amused, but I find myself staring in awe at my KW, I think its beautiful, as well as being an amazing player. But just like most folks here think, sound comes before looks.sycc said:I do wish,however, that Keilwerth would have etched into the brass so the flowers would have been yellow and really stuck out against the black nickel. Keilwerth did this w/ the straight black nickel altos. Do not know why the flowers are not etched deep into the nickel to the brass on SX-90 tenors. Maybe the heavy nickel plating makes this difficult!!!!
I am truly blessed. All my saxes play and look great. My pride and joy super action 80 series I baritone(n334xxx)circa '83 looks and plays great almost 25 years after it was born.Captain Beeflat said:We could all do that; and drive around in old bangers. I "feel blessed" that I have more taste, pride and disposible income.