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Saxdakota writes on their site
Adolph Sax invented saxophones that were only straight. Years later, they were 're-shaped' for ease of playing. This Straight Alto sax is the finest modern version of what Adolph designed over 150 years ago. Solid Stainless Steel rods guarantee fast/secure key pad closure. Double key arms enhance the smooth action of all keys and tables. This is a new beginning for players who want their own identity in sound, performance and recognition.
This is really not true, in so many ways it isn't!
The first instrument on the 1846 patent looks like an Ophiclede and it is a bass, but it doesn't look like an Asian made straight alto ( possibly Chinese) which they sell as model SDAS-1020