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Vintage/old German vs. Modern (Kessler KCS1)? Thoughts?

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From reading around this forum (and the Kessler section), the consensus seems to be mostly positive on the Kessler KCS1. What caught my attention...obviously...was the price tag. It's comparably priced to two old German sopranos that a forum member has for sale (I purchased the tenor from him).

I'm a hobbyist, so I won't be doing any gigging. Just playing around the house as I get spare time. Which horn do you think will serve me better? If I appreciate the qualities of an older German horn (i.e. robust construction, dark tone, etc.) will I be happy with a modern Asian horn (i.e. the Kessler)?

I don't mind having an older instrument with character (my tenor is ~60 years old). However, the thought of purchasing a brand new instrument for the same cost also appeals to me. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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New vs. older ergonomics? Comments?
Cool. Thanks. This would be my first sop too. I'm looking at the KCS-2 and the deluxe black one too. They've got a used KCS-2 ($500), but it looks like they've already got a pending sale on that one.

I doubt that I'd get any added benefit out of that extra money spent though.

Edit: I spoke with Dave Kessler. Very informative. He mentioned that they made a few changes to the last batch of KCS-1's that lessen the difference in tone (additional weight/more dark tone) between the dash 1 and 2.

I'm going to go ahead with that one. While I like my vintage tenor, I'd like to treat myself to a new horn on this occasion. :)
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