As some of you may know, Steve (Aquilasax NZ) kindly offered to send me one of his nickel plated alto’s, to evaluate in advance of production of the new C Sax.
It’s almost here, just showed up today on the UK internet tracking site as (quote) ” AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGING “ (gulp !) at the Parcelforce Coventry hub.
As soon as it arrives, I’ll take some close-ups, and give a very honest evaluation.
It will be from the same factory that will produce the C Sax.
Steve is also enclosing an Aquilasax alto metal mouthpiece,
so I should be able to get some good sounds out of it.
In the meantime, I’m having the odd ‘toot’ on my Martin Magna alto,
to get my alto ‘lip’ back – probably a bit unfair to go from
the Martin to a $450 alto, but then again, I may well be presently surprised !
Lets hope so, the new C Sax (at a sensible price) is one project that I really do want to succeed. But my evaluation will be honest and fair, I know you wouldn’t expect anything different !