I wasn’t originally going to say anything until after it had arrived, but, as I’ve ‘outed myself’ on saxontheweb I may as well confirm it here. One of the new batch of C’s was shipped out to me yesterday. I had been waiting for bare-brass, but they seem a while off yet – so I’ve gone for something less exotic in the meantime, plain lacquer. I can’t resist the urge to try one any longer.
I will be giving it a thorough online review, after it arrives – which is probably 8-10 days away – both out of personal interest and to give Steve any helpful feedback that I can. In the meantime I’d better play the Aquilasax alto that I have, just to get used to (e.g.) the modern tilting table ! The old Martins are going to feel a tad neglected in the next month or so… Although it may be interesting to compare the new C sound with the elderly Martin C.