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    Well just pulled the trigger on a 24kt jubilee tenor.Should be here soon.Cant wait now though.Will have to find names for my 2 borg tenors now like maneasts Monk and Trane.
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    Excellent!

    What series is it? "J" or "OB"?
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    Its a J,serial 191**J,so an early 1.Looks to be in minty condition.Just been tweaked and setup,few pads re-seated.Lush 24kt gold plated.Guy says only a few faint tiny tiny marks.Been well looked after.Hope its here tuesday.I am a lucky guy.I said i was getting a 2nd borg this year but was starting to think there was no way.Well i was wrong.
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    Sweet!

    I don't know why you call that an early one - my first Borg' tenor was 409J - yep, three digits. Heck, my current horn - that I still consider "new" is 187**J.

    I look forward to hearing your comments.

    Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr G View Post
    Sweet!

    I don't know why you call that an early one - my first Borg' tenor was 409J - yep, three digits. Heck, my current horn - that I still consider "new" is 187**J.

    I look forward to hearing your comments.

    Enjoy!
    Silly me.Will let you know when she lands.
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    Congrats on you new horn,thought about that one myself even got a buy it now price off the seller but just don't play enough tenor to justify the purchase but it did look good,enjoy.

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdoh View Post
    Congrats on you new horn,thought about that one myself even got a buy it now price off the seller but just don't play enough tenor to justify the purchase but it did look good,enjoy.

    Brian
    I came 2nd in the bidding so lost out but buyer dropped out so a few hours later i gets a 2nd chance offer,well i grabbed it.Whats a guy to do i say.I was very very lucky there.
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    Argghhh, where'd I miss this one?

    Not to worry - I'm in no place to buy another horn now. I just down-sized houses and have even less room for horns (not to mention carrying two mortgages for a bit).

    But I'll be a lookin' and a watchin'...
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    I still have to try one of these. I'm very curious about them. It's in my list of options to try when I go get a backup for my Mark VI, maybe this next Summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlima View Post
    I still have to try one of these. I'm very curious about them. It's in my list of options to try when I go get a backup for my Mark VI, maybe this next Summer.
    You might end up leaving the MKVI for better things.I traded in my last silver plate 1962 MKVI about 8 years ago for my 1st Borgani jubilee.Still wish i had kept that pearl silver borg,it was nice.I tested 5 borgs that day when i walked in the shop with my MKVI,walked out with a borg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borganiboy View Post
    You might end up leaving the MKVI for better things.I traded in my last silver plate 1962 MKVI about 8 years ago for my 1st Borgani jubilee.Still wish i had kept that pearl silver borg,it was nice.I tested 5 borgs that day when i walked in the shop with my MKVI,walked out with a borg.
    Who knows, only time will tell. I'm an open-minded guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borganiboy View Post
    You might end up leaving the MKVI for better things.I traded in my last silver plate 1962 MKVI about 8 years ago for my 1st Borgani jubilee.Still wish i had kept that pearl silver borg,it was nice.I tested 5 borgs that day when i walked in the shop with my MKVI,walked out with a borg.
    Where do they keep 5 Borg's in stock? I'm shopping for a tenor. These are in my price range, and I'm hearing a lot of chatter recently.

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    Sax jazz solo gig today then mega loud band gig tonite.Put the gold borg through the gears.
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    What can I say? I have owned several of these, sold several, and keep coming back to them. I'm not making the mistake of selling the one I have now. They are a great jazz horn - R&B, funk, etc - maybe not as focused for that, but big and boomy. There are a lot of other, less expensive tenors on the market for the r&b funk circuit, for example Rick Maraday's M58. I have a Mark VI but actually don't play it that much anymore.

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    Hey Leon - I'm forever indebted to you for turning me on to my first Borg'.

    As to the "big and boomy": Yes, it can be but it is superbly controllable. Just yesterday, we regrouped the classical quartet and my silver plate Jubilee with a Morgan 6C sounded sssssssssssoooooooooo sweeeeeeeeeet playing in a medium-sized concert hall. It's got it all going on.

    It might be interesting to see whether the new Jubilee "OB" series is more focused with its smaller bell but I don't really need anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr G View Post
    Hey Leon - I'm forever indebted to you for turning me on to my first Borg'.

    As to the "big and boomy": Yes, it can be but it is superbly controllable. Just yesterday, we regrouped the classical quartet and my silver plate Jubilee with a Morgan 6C sounded sssssssssssoooooooooo sweeeeeeeeeet playing in a medium-sized concert hall. It's got it all going on.

    It might be interesting to see whether the new Jubilee "OB" series is more focused with its smaller bell but I don't really need anything.
    So, you would find it considerably appropriate for say... College?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba06 View Post
    So, you would find it considerably appropriate for say... College?

    -Bubba-
    I consider them appropriate for life.

    As to appropriate for college, that may come down to your personality, your choice of study, and your professors. I understand that the classical world can be quite persnickity about horn choices That said, if you are studying classical tenor, there is precedent of a wide variety of horns played by the leading tenor players. If jazz studies, I would hope there would be more emphasis on developing a personal sound - and the Borgani has a sound that is not confined to the classic Selmer focused buzzy Mk VI. Beyond the sound characteristics, I love the mechanism and the fact that it is handfitted. There is a coolness factor that I still enjoy - every part is stamped with the horn's serial number. I enjoy just admiring the fit of the horn while resting between tunes. You'll have to experience one to understand it...

    Bottom line: I was a Selmer player for decades and haven't looked back since selling my Ref 36 almost 5 years ago (and it, too, was a mighty fine horn - perhaps another alternative worth considering for college).
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    Well said- THE ANSWER ( Tenor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr G View Post
    Hey Leon - I'm forever indebted to you for turning me on to my first Borg'.

    As to the "big and boomy": Yes, it can be but it is superbly controllable. Just yesterday, we regrouped the classical quartet and my silver plate Jubilee with a Morgan 6C sounded sssssssssssoooooooooo sweeeeeeeeeet playing in a medium-sized concert hall. It's got it all going on.

    It might be interesting to see whether the new Jubilee "OB" series is more focused with its smaller bell but I don't really need anything.
    Ah great DR. G - coming from you, I now am lusting to try a Borg - even though (sigh......) I just bought a new CB pro model - which I love to death, but you know how these things go. I thought you were a Selmer die hard for life?!

    I just love saxophones my man - period. If they play and sound good, I don't care what they are. I have on my lust list currently, a handmade Ramponi &C, and now I guess this Borgani. And I of course want to try a The Martin and a vintage Conn 10M (Although my Conn DKH modified 110M is supposed to have the same effect).

    Where could one try out a Borg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckSax View Post
    I thought you were a Selmer die hard for life?!
    I was - but I got over it about 5 years ago when I sold my last Selmer tenor.

    As to where to try one? I bought my first one at SotW, then my second one at... SotW!
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