“For a while now, I had been lusting for a Low A soprano. I am a classical player, and I do a lot of violin transcriptions, which of course may require a low concert G. So, after seeing one that Mr. E had made for a friend in France, I got in touch. A few months later, I sent my Yamaha EXHG for the work. I’ve had it back for a month now, and it is simply amazing. The whole lower register is much, much better. The new tone hole gets rid of a dissonant overtone that used to be present with the previous final tone hole. The key is operated by a LH thumb key, just like a Bari. The work is simply impeccable. You can hardly tell it is aftermarket!”
What an exciting idea. Note, I haven’t run this by Suzy yet for funding so mums the word okay? ;o)
Here are a few pics that Benedikt sent me.
Ouch, that’s gotta hurt!
Benedikt does top-notch work. Like the line from Batman, “Where does he get those toys?
And the modified instrument still fits in the case. Shipping is very expensive, almost one quarter the total cost. Stephen adds, “I’ve turned the old bell into my new reed water cup 🙂 Great conversation starter!”
Well, I’m considering asking Suzy about this tomorrow. It’s not like I don’t have enough musical instruments already. But this would be a pricey investment but one that I would really enjoy and use. And knowing Benedikt and his work as I do (I own one of his soprillos and have played one of his contrabass saxes), the instrument will play better than when I purchased it before his work.