Re: Keilwerth New King
While I am not sure about making a recommendation on plrice, I will tell you that Sarge has 2 New King tenors on his site. The silver plated one is $1999.00 and the Lacquer one (with the plastic guard replaced by an aftermarket metal one) is $1349. I payed about 900 for mine but it is a stencil, though European stencils are as good as the originals, unlike most American stencils. Mine also has the metal guard instead of plastic. Once I had miine re-done, it blew me away. I played it side by side with a Mark VII and there was, IMHO, no contest. The Selmer was too polite and refined compared to the boisterous Keilwerth. I can go from a whisper to a scream with little effort. I use it when I want a big sound bigger than a Selmer. ( I have an Omega that is also excellent and a more refined tone than the Keilwerth)
I am sure I will get some opposing opinions on the Selmer comparison, but I was just giving my opinion.