I had the privilege of going to the Buffet Showroom New York City, in 2015 and play testing the new alto, and taking it home for two weeks. I really enjoyed this alto. It has a dark sound, reminds me of the horns Charlie Parker used to play, good intonation and a beautiful pink bronze color.
I was a little taken aback by the cutout in the neck for the unique octave key mechanism, the horn has a special shorter design like an old style Buffet. I got around well on the horn, and I honestly wished that I had asked to be one of the first endorsers of this horn now. If you check out this video, you can hear how it played.