Seeker Of A Clever Title.
It seems to me, that ever since the Mark VI, saxophones have changed very little. I mean, back in the heyday of the saxophone (1920-1960), saxes were changing almost every time a manufacturer released a new model. Today, it seems that they're just all slightly different variations of a Selmer. Also, back then you had options. You could choose from the dark and refined tone of a Buescher, the big and boomy sound of a Conn, the lush and rich sound of a Martin, and of course, you could go for the light, french sound of a Selmer or Buffet. Today, all modern saxes (except maybe JK) sound similar to well, a Selmer. What do you guys think?