I've found an affordable Leblanc system Vito Model 35 alto (1950's - 60's?), assembled in Kenosha, WI (from Beaugnier parts?). Seller says, "In excellent rebuilt condition. New pads corks felts totally adjusted. Plays great." Pics show normal wear, scratches. No mention of dings, solder, etc. Looks like original case in good condition. I can pick up locally. Does $400 sound like a fair price? Many comments on SOTW say the Model 35 is underrated and plays very good. I'm cognizant of individual differences in players and instruments. Nevertheless, has anyone played or heard how one (or a Model 135) sounds in classical performance, especially on solos, whether in a symphonic band or with just piano accompaniment? For reference, does it sound comparable to any better known "classical" horns? I've tried producing a resonant classical tone (dark or otherwise) for concert band from my 1949 Conn 6M alto. Gear wise I've experimented with numerous mpc and reed combinations and a few ligatures. Tried embouchures advocated by both Teal and Allard. Nothing comes near close to producing the "liquid gold" tone I have in mind. Idealistic, I know, but I have to have a worthy target. Funds are very limited. Thanks for anything you can share about a Vito Model 35, suggestions for other horns, or something to try with my Conn 6M. I'll also post this in the "Playing/Performance Styles, Classical Saxophone" forum.