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Neck & Upper Octave Key
Neck & Upper Octave Key


Neck & Upper Octave Key
Description: Bb Semi-Curved Soprano
Commonly called: Perfect Curved soprano
Manufacturer: Couturier
Under Ownership Of: Lyon & Healy
Serial #: 17664
Finish: Silver plated with gold wash bell

There are 2 versions of these Lyon & Healy Perfect Curved Sopranos. The first was apparently made by Holton, while the second was supposed to have been made by Martin. Holton's version was not very good, while the 2nd incarnation is extremely good.

Saxophone historian Pete Hales is of the opinion that this 2nd version of the Perfect Curved Soprano was not made by Martin at all, but was made by Couturier. This particular saxophone is the one that apparently convinced him of this fact. He will be doing more research on the topic, but in the meantime I opted to put this soprano under the Couturier category.
Keywords: Vintage, Soprano, Semi-curved, Couturier, Lyon-&-Healy, Perfect-Curved-Soprano, American
Date: 28.07.2010 07:56
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