Here's a review of that alto. http://www.shwoodwind.co.uk/Reviews/Saxes/Alto/Keilwerth_SX90_straight.htmI've played a Keilwerth straight alto. It's very weird. It sounds like a giant soprano to the player. Sounds like an alto to the listener.
While "paging" through the 'net I came across a straight alto sax for sale. Looks the same as straight soprano, just bigger. I did a search here for comments but came up empty. So, anybody ever used one?
The one I tried was OK, maybe we are talking about different Chinese straight altos, or they improved it, or it's just that one.The Chinese straight altos play very flat from low D on down. I think they designed the straight section that replaces the bottom bow a little too long.
Yeah. But all the straight Chinese altos seem very expensive compared to their standard alto line up. I wish there were choices in the $199 to $399 range like the curvy models.there are multiple factories doing straight altos, China is huge and there are many unrelated factories