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I was in Vegas this week and decided to drop by Kessler & Son's Music on Charleston. Just gotta say Dave & Chuck are wonderful to deal with and always very helpful, patient and knowledgeable. I've purchased horns and mouthpieces from them in the past and had them shipped. This time, I purchased a new Gold Lacquered Edition Ref. 54 Tenor in person and this horn is seriously killer, especially with the addition of the optional Sterling Neck. Chuck set this horn up wonderfully. Whether you order by phone, the net or in person, give Dave Kessler a call. You'll be glad you did. I'm giddy at the moment with this new addition to my arsenal, however, my wife just said ..... "No! The horn cannot sleep with us tonight.!"

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So.........................................Where DID the wife sleep? ;)
 

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Well, let's put it this way. As the man of the house, I make the final decision ......................... after my wife get's done with me. Thus the horn is in the closet at the moment.
 

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Smart move Saxplayer.

I always tell myself "I AM the MAN"!




When my wife says I can be, of course. :D
 

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I've got a keeper too that allows me my many toys. ;)

I got my 54 alto from kessler back in the Summer of 2004.

We were on our way back to CA after spending a couple of weeks in CO. I had been eying all the motorcycle/Harley riders that were obviously touring the Rockies on their bikes. She had the feeling I was REALLY considering getting a bike because a good friend of mine in CA had just gotten one.

We stopped overnight in Vegas and I had made arrangements to see Dave at his Charleston store to see what the buzz was all about on the 54's. I play tested 3 or 4 and found one I really liked. I looked at the wife with that "I'd really like to have this" look. She chimes back "would you rather have the horn or a motorcycle"? With not even a millisecond passing I said THE HORN!

Anyway, a new horn for me for my anniversary and a nice grandfather clock for her.

I just wish I could pull the same thing for a Ref 36 tenor. FAT CHANCE! :D
 

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I hear you. I have a wonderful 54 alto as well and she was with me when I purchased it as well. It outplayed my silver Z alto and she could hear the difference. Thus she said ... Get it.

By the way, I had two Ref. 36's over the last few years and this particular 54 is much better. Perhaps I just found a jewel. Chuck set it up beautifully and the fat cound and clarity is simply awesome. It is effortless to play and extremely powerful and rich. Thus, when the time comes, try a few 36's and 54's. They each differ somewhat and believe me when I say, you will know the ONE when you play it. That ONE will make you stand speechless. If you call Chuck or Dave in advance, I'm sure they can have a few set-up when you arrive. Best regards
 
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