Thanks JCBigler for info ! Very interesting.
Naturally, it is a pitty that I don't have the original neck. I really wish I would but can't track the trail of previous owners more than two steps back and they don't know if there ever was original neck with the horn or not.
This color looks really great, like 'real' ( old ) vintage horns. I had a SML revD that was just about the same color (a little deeper, amber kinda). Very cool look.
And for KennyZ; I find copper (color?) neck suit me better, I get softer sound out with that. The silver sounds to me more bright and cutting.
I'm myself a subtone-type of a player and not so much after huge projection.
But man, the projection...this horn has an overwhelming capacity to produce sound; some horns start to chocke and the sound kinda breaks when you really push. But SX90 can absolutely take everything you can give and shoots it out the bell beautifully with no problem and distortion.
And even more, it can whisper ever so sweetly.
Don't know quite to explain, but the horn gives me, as a player, more room for expression than any other I've played before...it can tell my story better that others have so far.
And I really like that aspect in this horn.
I'm curious to hear how others experience and describe these horns ?
These thoughts about the SX90 are just my view based on my personal experience with limited skills as a player.
But I think there are others that praise these horns also.
I've owned some very good horns;
SML revD, King Marigaux, Yamaha Z, Viking M60 Valkyrie, Selmer SA80 II, BuffetCrampon S-1 silverplated, Yani T-991 and a handful of others. All tenors.
Have to say, all and all, this SX90 is my favourite so far. Propably will sell it at some point but will miss it dearly. But for now, I'm enjoying it.