Re: Questions about a 1937 Holton 213 Revelation tenor saxophone
Thanks for the input and the wisdom. That's awlays good to hear.
The horn is being sold for $600, sans mouthpiece. This is the original description, for what it's worth.
"Rare old tenor. Plays on old pads but really needs the works to bring out the best. If you are into old Holtons, this is a great candidate for a proper restoration. That being said, I can sub down to the low Bb with ease.
Original lacquer is around 85%. Quite a nice sound, intonation is quite good with my Otto Link and Brilhart. Was planning on getting it re-padded but have too many projects going on.
What's it sound like? Warmer than my 10M, not as warm as my favorite tenor, a 30's Buescher Aristocrat. Has more 'edge' to it than either my 10M or Aristocrat, kind of like an old King in that sense. Pads have no resonators on them and it has plenty of bite, especially with my Brilhart. "