- Key: A#
- Length: 73″
- Bell: 6.5″
- Mouthpiece: Walnut, Sapele, Padauk
- Back pressure: Very strong
- Wall thickness: Thick
- Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced
This is one ancient Old Soul with a ton of character that plays with such power. This stalk had to have bloomed over 3 or four years ago and it shows as there are numerous cracks, bug holes, and termite activity inside and evidence in the exterior as well. I see these as art so love to leave a lot of the imperfections visible in the exterior. The cracks and bug activity show its long life in the desert over numerous seasons and give is such a rugged appearance. Some customers have worried about leaving the cracks without filling them but be assured that they won’t spread or go through and don’t affect the sound quality. Most in my collection have a similar appearance and sound better and better with time. A# is such a magical key and always has an immediate calming affect on me. This one has great volume and power with it drone full of bass. Vocals and overtones are so crisp and clear. This one plays with real pace as well as excelling in an ambient style. A really incredible player that would fit perfectly for someone looking to explore these deeper keys.