Joe Giardullo of SopranoPlanet seems so busy that he is not able to spend much time on SOTW lately. He recently published an article where he categorized soprano saxes by sound and feel.
Anders Bak-Nielsen has this categorization system on his website, although he also considers reed and mouthpiece.
What is your opinion? Is there a useful way to verbally categorize the effect that a soprano sax has on the sound being created?
Are soprano saxes consistent enough within Maker and Model to be able to be classified?
How much effect does the sax tech's setup have? Could a rebuild change the categorization of a soprano, changing the core or spread, or French to American sound, for example?