Yes , I see that a shop in Holland is asking 3500 euros for one of these. I cannot find any comparable horns on the UK e bay completed listings but maybe I need to go back further.
How it plays is an interesting question. It is difficult not to be influenced by what people say eg HN white marked horns are better than the ones that don't have the name on them. Personally I think the neck design has the biggest effect, double socket neck horns are different from single socket horns. Aside from that I'm not sure it matters whether or not it says Eastlake or Cleveland (HN White) is a factor. On the alto I find that the single socket horn has more resistance than the other and I find that I can get a more kind of hollow sounding tone on the double socket horn (315xxx)....I'm using a Hollywood Gregory so I can get closer to the Paul Desmond sound on the earlier instrument. However the modern instrument has a good tone as well, but one that has more air in it, maybe not quite so centred. I see that the excellent Perico Sambeat plays a later one on the You tube video with Pat Metheny and I doubt you could fault either his tone or technique. On tenor (I have 4 of them) the differences seem more complex and maybe there is not space here to go into it.
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