My beautiful Keilwerth SX-90 Tenor.
I play this with a rollover baffle mouthpiece from RPC. Ron Coelho handcrafts these one at a time. Give him a call if you are interested ... great guy and great mouthpieces.
For reeds these days I'm using Rico Jazz Select Unfiled 2 Medium
and Rico Plasticover 2.5. Sort of depends on the mood and how much I
feel like screwing around with reeds ... the Plasticovers are getting
more and more play.
Not the greatest horn ever built, but a pretty good sound. A Boosy & Hawkes "La Fleur" soprano. I'm guessing that this was made in Eastern Europe in the early 1970s ... but that's only a guess. I've done a bit of “googling” and it is likely make by Amanti in the former Czechoslovakia. Mouthpiece is a Eugune Rousseau 4R which was "opened up" by the legendary mouthpiece magician Jon Van Wie.
A real blast from the past, a 1920s G.C. Conn C-Melody.
They don't make them like this anymore (and some would argue that that is a good thing).
I picked this up in a pawn shop several years ago. I've spent way too much fixing it up so that it'll play in tune ... and it does, pretty much. I have also picked up a Woodwind brand C-Melody mouthpiece for it.
It really does have a sweet sound. I just have to find more time to play it.
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