Hi Siegfried folks,
Ever since I studied with Roland Berger back years ago, I have wanted a Vienna Horn but have had to concentrate on playing standard horns for my career. Also, the Vienna horns were and still are expensive. Playing on Prof. Berger's horn showed me what a really good one feels like and I later got to play on a couple of Yamaha 601's and felt they had a similar feel. I also have played on some real "dog" horns made by Viennese makers. When Scott mentioned in a Facebook message that they had a good Yamaha in the shop, I decided it was time to buy since I have retired from active playing. I will really enjoy learning the special techniques needed to play this beautiful instrument. My thanks to Scott and co. for prompt service, great advise, and sending me a great horn in wonderful shape.
Nicholas Smith, DMA
Professor Emeritus, Wichita State University