horns appeared around s/n 83xx. The name "Lemaire" was dropped
from the horns -- although on many horns between s/n 83xx
and 98xx, Lemaire's name randomly kept popping up. Serial
numbers on the neck eventually fizzled out by the early
other main feature of this model is that it has all of the
adjustment screws, etc. that the Gold
Medal has -- unlike the Rev.
C, which only has a few adjustment screws, if any.
Straight tone holes were again offered on some models.
appears that at approximately s/n 15000, the Gold Medal was introduced. Sort of.
"Sort of" because we've got a s/n 1505x lacquer alto from eBay with Gold Medal engraving and Fred
Cicetti's s/n 1551x
lacquer tenor without Gold Medal engraving -- and a 1519x horn WITH the
Gold Medal engraving. The only thing I can say is that there's
baritone and soprano models maintain the Rev. D body-style
and do not have the "Gold Medal" engraving, I see
no reason to change the "introduction date" for
the Gold Medal version of these horns and will consider them
introduced at s/n 15600.