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I’ve been wondering about this for a long time. What are the differences between the original S300 and the 300 series ii? Was the series ii an improvement? This could be the same question about the S400 models (tenor).
 

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I don't know, but several years ago, Rheuben Allen was selling new Unisons and I bought a new alto from him. A gorgeous gold-plated horn. If you know how to reach Rheuben (I no longer do), maybe he would know. I sure don't see them around these days. DAVE
 

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For about 3 years I owned one of each, although I did not methodically document the differences at that time. Sold the S300 last year because I'm just not playing alto as much.
My impression is that the series II is an improvement.
The saddle anchoring all the pinky table rods is heftier. Its a solid arch, with bolts connecting each end to the lugs on the main body.
The horn seems heavier, and I think the brass body, bow and bell are thicker.
Has upper and lower stack adjusting screws.
Has 10 other adjusting screws.
Low C has double arms.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. Empressdiver, that is a good list. I have seen some Unison sax necks that were under-slung. Some others were gold or silver plated. Were either or your horns like that?
 

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Thanks very much.
 
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