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 RE: What's the S1?
Author: Ken Shaw 
Date:   2001-07-30 17:49

Brenda -

The S-1 was, I think, a prototype of the RC. It was introduced in the early 70s with much trashing of the R-13 and claims that the new model solved all its problems, if only the superstitious and hidebound Americans would get away from their idolatry of the R-13.

I tried several and hated them. They were impossibly stuffy and had nothing of the color that, for me, continues to make the R-13 my choice of instrument, in spite of its well known problems. Buffet withdrew the S-1 after only a few years, and there are relatively few of them around.

S-1s have appeared on eBay several times over the last couple of years. I think it's just a couple of them, being offered over and over. Each time, the seller has wanted significantly more than an R-13 of equivalent age would bring, and I don't think any of them have sold.

Unless you want it as a collector's item, I wouldn't pay the price, and if I were interested in it as a player, I'd want an ironclad return option.

Best regards.

Ken Shaw

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