|Dimensions||26 × 13 × 8 in|
So this is basically a Buffet S1 Alto based on the keywork, but it still has Super Dynaction engraved on the side. That’s why it is listed as transitional between the two models. You could also just think of it as an early Buffet S1. It has a fresh overhaul done before it came into the shop, using white kangaroo leather pads and brown plastic resonators. The pads are sealing just fine, and the horn feels good to play. As you can probably see, this horn had a crease removed from the bell flare. The work was done ok, but the flare still looks weird if you stare directly at it. I don’t see any other signs of past dent work or other problems. It’s priced quite attractively I think. The S1 is one of those desirable horns that have a vintage tone with nearly modern keywork. The S1 keywork is quite comfortable once you get used to it, and the way the pinky keys on both hands are designed is very smart. It’s quite fast and easy to get around on. I like the double hinged low Bb that makes it easy to rock from B or C# to low Bb. And the low C/Eb mechanism is brilliant. Someone should bring that back on a horn today.
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