Aquilasax Soprano – “Proper Job”, as they say in Devon..


Just a quick topic to show Lewis’s Aquilasax Soprano, but with Paua shell inserts retro-fitted by Lewis.  Click on the picture for a larger image.  The colour of the shell fits perfectly with the silver and gold, beautiful !

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8 Responses to Aquilasax Soprano – “Proper Job”, as they say in Devon..

  1. Lewis Pelham says:

    Strange thing is Alan, that the horns somehow feels classier. I have never played a soprano before, and was always led to believe that it was difficult…it’s not.

  2. al says:

    Lewis – maybe it’s just ‘cos you’re good !

  3. Lewis Pelham says:

    Oohh sir, you are so kind…perhaps I am insensitive rather than good.

  4. ukebert says:

    So it plays well then I take it? 🙂

  5. Lewis Pelham says:

    ukebert…I can find no fault with it…amazing for £300.
    As the Paua touches were for a larger horn, I had to file them all down to fit. There is no better flexi vice that the hand that is not holding the file; so it will probably be even easier to play when my hands are less sore. 🙂

  6. al says:

    Lewis – what’s that ‘plate’ that’s showing on the side of the palm F ? Is it a common mounting point for the palm key pivots, instead of individual pillars ?

  7. Lewis Pelham says:

    Well spotted Alan; it is, in fact a substantial box, to house, as you say, the palm key pivots. There is another for the side Bb & C pivots and a plate of the same gauge(12 SWG)onto which the tops of the long LH “pinkie” rods are located.
    A heavily built horn…Martin could be envious. 🙂

  8. ukebert says:

    Shame that the C Mel wasn’t like that 😦

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