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I'm wondering if anyone can speak on the 16M and compare it to a Buescher Elkhart 30A. I own both horns and feel that the 16M build quality and feel may be a bit better, but the Buescher has a bigger (and to my ears, dirtier) sound. I think that it's reasonable to consider both tenors good intermediate horns.
I'm having a hard time deciding which horn I like better.....Thanks in advance!
 

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First off, what year is your 16M? This can make quite a difference as far as most are concerned when assessing that model during it's long production run.
 

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Sax, my 16M is a '55 and my 30A is from that era as well.....Late 50's is sort of my cutoff for most horns.
 

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A late 50s 16M is a good one. Soundwise the same as a 6M from the late 50s, just different keywork and engraving.
 

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A late 50s 16M is a good one. Soundwise the same as a 6M from the late 50s, just different keywork and engraving.
A 16M is a tenor, and certainly isn't going to sound like a 6M (which is an alto) unless something is very, very wrong. :rolleyes:

The 10M is of course the professional model tenor vs. the student 16M Director.
 
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