SML [Gold Medal] Alto Sax
- Year: 1965
- Make: SML
- Model: Gold Medal I, Pichard
- Status: SOLD
- Finish: Original Lacquer
- Serial Number: 19,2xx
#19k would put it at 1965-6 by SML charts, Finish: gorgeous original lacquer body & nickel plated keys, with elements of the Gold Medal design in engraving and key guards, and rolled tone holes that date this horn to that lineage. This sax will prove to be one that perks my interest in research and tone. I already had respectable players in the shop verify that this sax is a "good one" with excellent ring to the tone.
It has all the SML traits you love: rolled tone holes, adjustment screws, optional G# articulator...
CASE: yes...hard case, Leblanc, from France. With end cap and clarinet shelf (on a hinge).
***Bias note: I play on an SML Rev D alto.
Sound File of this actual SML:
- 1.ALTOs_x4 --1931 Conn Deco Chu 246k, 1931 Conn Deco Chu 244k, 1960s SML-Pitchard Gold Medal 19k, 1974 Grassi, Sound File 4-20175:09