Re: Alto Mpc+
Guardalas are great for what you want I think; at least on tenor (I've never played an alto Gaurdala, but I'm sure they're very good pieces, as are the tenor ones). They're really expensive, but you said that price isn't an issue. I've always been afraid of stripping a horn.... I wouldn't reccomend it. I can get a very big, bright sound when need be on my 90% laquer horn.