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Buffet Powell Alto (1932) / Selmer S. III Soprano (2001)+T. Wanne Ambika
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I have one and did a playtest - it is in original condition but still works.
play three different mpcs,hope it gives an idea - Mr. Sommeruga certainly
had great ideas and knowledge.

I can see the appeal to the players like Ornette and others and I don´t think there is anything wrong in
having a great design for an instrument. The modern Plastic saxes look (unfortunately to me) like our times,
pragmatic, cheap, toyish. Don´t get that vibe from the Grafton besides it being certainly meant a cheap instrument.

Hope this is helpful.
https://youtu.be/UrBpVg5z5ZY
...the recording quality is low, just a Macintosh labtop with the built in Video software without editing...

Have a great day and listen to Ornette!
 

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I’ve always wondered what one of these horns sounded like up close. Video is very instructive and very entertaining. Thanks for taking the time to do this.
 

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Hey, it's an instrument with a beautiful aesthetic. Also with a good sound, a little more with its original mouthpiece for my taste. Truly particular and in really nice conditions, compliments for the object and for the condivision . Thanks
 

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Looks like I'm in more trouble than I thought! It IS the player, and not the horn, that matters!!! Thanks for the vid......very entertaining.
 
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