SML [Gold Medal] Alto Sax. Model: Gold Medal I, Pichard. #18k would put it at 1964 by SML charts, Finish: original lacquer body & nickel plated keys with some normal nickel wear, with the beautiful floral Gold Medal design in engraving and key guards, and rolled tone holes that date this horn to that lineage.
This sax has no negatives with the stencil name as this is the second "Pichard" that I've worked with and compared them to my personal SML Rev D. I also had respectable players in the shop verify these stenciled saxes play like "a good one" with excellent ring to the tone.
It has all the SML traits you love: rolled tone holes, adjustment screws, optional G# articulator.. Vintage hard case as photoed. Bias note: I play on an SML Rev D alto. I do have Sound Files of the last Pichard model alto on the website.
WWS3.8S9.6S7.09302.0-C0. The item "1963 SML Gold Medal Pichard Alto Sax #18k, full engraving" is in sale since Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "worldwidesaxonline" and is located in Seattle, Washington.
This item can be shipped worldwide.