Model 35 have the complex Leblanc mechanics as the semi-rationale but has cork to regulate the action instead of the more complex screws used on the Leblanc horns.
They are complex to regulate. Kim Slava, Doctor Sax , is one of the major experts in the world about these horns. Despite their peculiarity they are not easy to sell. I had one for a couple of years and didn’t sell then I sent it to Kim to sell and he took three years.
I think those are good horns. I had a vintage Vito alto for a while, but mine was a cheaper one that wasn't really sturdy. I think the ergos on those need a bit of getting used to. But they are nice blowing horns with a good vibe to the sound.
I like those vintage American horns, even though I play the YAS23 also now. The Yamaha is more neutral sounding (less personality) to me, but the older student models are built like a tank which I like. And I do prefer the modern ergonomics.
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