Full Right Side Full Left Side Right Side Bow Left Side Bow Neck Neck Octave Key Octave Mech

Body-to-Bell Brace

G#/C#/B/Bb Table Keys

RH Thumbrest

C/Eb Keys
Buffet Dynaction Right Left Bow Aftermarket. Sorry.

Olds Opera

Right Right Right Right Right Right Right Right
"Emperor" Right Left Right Left Left
"Selmer"
Note that this horn has replacement keyguards
Right No good pic. avail. Right No good pic. avail. No good pic. avail. No good pic. avail. Right
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Buffet SuperDynaction Right Left
Buffet Master Model (alto) Right Right No good pic. avail. Right
"A. Santoni" Right No good pic. avail. No good pic. avail. Right
"Couesnon" Right Left Left Left Left No good pic. avail. Right

Notes:

First, making my life easier, I'll use "DA" for "Dynaction" and "SDA" for "SuperDynaction." I'll also dispense with the quotation marks for the Santoni horns.

  1. The brace on the neck of Buffet horns seems to be a random addition.
  2. The fork Eb fingering and Eb vent disappeared at some point in the DA's life.
  3. The G# trill key disappeared at some point during the DA's life.
  4. Around 1973 (s/n 21xxx), Buffet introduced S1 keywork on the SDA. I have no evidence that there were any Santoni or Master Models that had this same keywork.
  5. The "pearl" on the G# key for the Buffet horns was random: pearl, black plastic or nothing at all.
  6. The left-hand thumbrest on the Buffet horns was random: some had a pearl and some had a plastic thumbrest. I do not think Buffet used bare metal.
  7. The original springs on the SDA were plated with the same material the horn was plated with. (Plated Buffets, later than 1941ish, are fairly uncommon.)
  8. The DA had a few different designs for the front altissimo F key.
  9. SDAs could be purchased with an altissimo F# key.