I'm anxiously waiting for my new Keilwerth SX-90 tenor in black nickel from Kessler to arrive today. I really should of jumped on Mark's clear nickel SX at USA. I would of liked the clear nickel finish as it is rare. Dave Kessler assured me the black will really shine. I thought of getting a nickel silver SX-90R. Dave informed me that if I was looking for a dark sound(Dave calls it a vintage sound)get the Black nickel SX. If I wanted a bright(Dave calls it modern)sound get the SX-90R made of nickel silver.I want a vintage sound. I love Getz and Allen Eager's sound.Dave Kessler was awesome to deal with. He even let's you try for 3 days(which w/ the 3rd day being sun and the 4th memorial day)don't know how that will work. I am sure I will like it as I love my daughter's lacquered SX tenor and loved a SX-90 alto I tried. My USA Omega tenor plays great after the sterling silver neck and overhaul(now it plays in tune better-it was always sharp on the low end) but I never forgot how much I loved a Couf superba I I tried in '83. It was trhat good I remember it almost 25 years later. All of our saxes have been in plain jane gold or clear lacquer. This nickel is a first for me.