I took my recently acquired 233 alto to the tech today to get it up and running and, aside from it needing quite a bit of work, he said he was reluctant to even work on it since it doesn't have the right neck. I'm not proud of how ignorant I was buying an old Holton with brass keys and a neck with a big fat nickel-plated sheet metal octave key, but I was really excited to score a professional Holton for $120.
I do have a Collegiate alto at home, and the neck fits (as does the neck the 233 came with) but I was curious if anyone knows if they are interchangeable. I can't play test them since the horn does have a dent right under the palm D key and the key does not close over the tone hole, hence my trip to the tech today.
Any information or suggestions are welcome. Thank you!