This is a factory silver-plated Lyon & Healy Semi-Curved soprano. It has a rich, resonant, vibrant sound and a solid center, not too spread.
The silver plating is quite worn but still in good condition. There is visible plating wear on many of the keys and the side of the body tube. This sax has been played but well taken care of. There are no major dents and very little soldering. There are a few minor dings here and there and the bell rim was slightly bent at one time. The neck also had a few dents removed and the octave saddle was resoldered. Pads have a mixturte of plastic and metal resonators and are in average condition. This sax will need a repad in the near future.
These Lyon & Healy Semi-Curved sopranos are extremely rare. They were made by Martin and are extremely hard to find. This is one of the few I have seen. Even though it has a fair amount of wear, it is original and in very good condition.
This is a fantastic blowing Lyon & Healy Semi-Curved soprano in very good condition. Truly a rare find. Sax comes in older case, but not the original case.
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