I’ve been looking for a reasonably priced vintage Bb Soprano for some time, just won this Kalashens Kleartone on ebay. I’m pretty sure it’s a Conn stencil, identical – except for the pitch – to my Conn PanAmerican C-Sop, but won’t know for sure until it’s in my hands.. Sometime early in February – fingers, and just about everything else, crossed.
Seller sounds a bit severe in the listing, but we’ve exchanged a load of emails and he seems a good guy – as Lewis remarked ” …and I like the sound of the seller…he refuses to sell to a whole country if one of it’s inhabitants upsets him! Treat him well & perhaps you will become the only person in the world to whom he will sell a sax!” Hmmm, there’s a thought….
Had a minor heart attack when I realised the sax was coming from North Carolina – in fact only 75 miles away from that double-dealer ( musicmakernc ) who wouldn’t ship the other Soprano to me. So, happy days when the USPS and Parcelforce tracking both told me “Your item was accepted at 4:36 PM on January 29, 2008 in PINEHURST, NC 28374.” It’s on it’s way !!