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.