LYON & HEALY Semi-Curved Bb vintage SOPRANO SAXOPHONE-ALL ORIGINAL-MINT SHAPE! Body-Satin Silver with silver plated keys! This semi-curved soprano was likely made by the Couturier Co.For Lyon & Healy - it has beautiful beveled tone holes (similar to vintage Martins) which is one of the reasons why it vibrates and plays so well! King Curtis recorded on one of these! It plays with a gorgeous singing-warm tone.
The intonation is spot on-playing comfortably at A 440. It will, however, down the line need to be re-padded- as a lot of the pads are the original white leather pads--Currently it does play down to low Bb with no problem & can be used on the gig immediately-but an overhaul (re-pad) eventually is recommended!! There is no key play, the springs are in perfect-like new shape-there are no dents and absolutely no re-soldered posts anywhere-(see photos)..
These Lyon & Healy's don't come around often and that's why they're a cult horn that is so coveted! If you've been searching for a Lyon & Healy semi curved soprano, I can comfortably tell you that you'll never find one like this again!! Truly a museum piece /collectors horn -as well as a players horn! - LYON & HEALY Semi-Curved Bb SOPRANO SAXOPHONE-ALL ORIGINAL-MINT SHAPE" is in sale since Thursday, July 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "kindwinds" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.