Jak, I have added two more horns to the collection since this photo. An alto and a tenor, both SML Gold Medals, the alto from 1956 and the tenor from 1959. I plan to take a photo of the “twins” and post it too. Cannot seem to commit myself to a bari. Expensive, and big and heavy to haul around and play.
Woooaaah Brother! I’m getting drool on my keyboard. Could we see a few more pictures of this beautiful saxophone.
I would of bought one of these if the store had one in stock, but putting down a 50% deposit, waiting six months and not knowing
whether or not it would arrive in a playable condition was too much risk for me to handle.
Sniff-sniff … life is tuff in Africa – LOL
Be real nice to see the SML horns Don. I know these are fabulous horns. There is a guy lives about fifty, sixty clicks from here. He has a SML tenorsax that belonged to Coleman Hawkins. Pretty sure its SML, not Selmer. It has been pored over, and verified 100% it belonged to Hawk. Engraved with his name around the bell, the guy tries every few years to sell it. Prices have gone as high as $30.000, down to I don’t know what !!
From time to time, I wonder, if I came into a huge sum of cash , would I want it ? I guess so… !!
You can be sure, I’d play it though. Not leave it untouched to be looked at only.
Anyhow, Monday Morning. A bit early in the week for daydreaming. Time to get to it….