This is my main tenor, it’s a Viking M58SNS, Rich Maraday was designing and importing sax’s from Taiwan, this model is solid nickel silver (brushed) – neck, body, bell with black nickel silver plated brass keyword. Modern action, very free blowing, brighter than the brass M58 (I have an unlacquered M58 tenor as well) but not brittle sounding. Rich only had one of these made, unfortunately he closed up shop before bringing this model to production. How does it compare, big like a king, plays wonderful. I typically play high baffle mouthpieces and they work well with this sax.
Very nice looking, i would be more interested in hearing its sound.
Some sax’s have a distinct sound that has nothing to do with the player,
fortunately the majority of people are incapable of hearing timbral
differences and think otherwise.