"What makes this horn rather different from its predecessors (and a great many other horns on the market) is the way in which it's been developed. Rather than come up with a design and put it into production, the SC Raw has been through a number of prototype stages - with each version being thrown out into the marketplace for review, criticism and feedback. I should know - they threw one at me!
To be honest it's not all that unusual for manufacturer's to do this - review samples are often sent out for appraisal, but in most cases all the manufacturer really wants to know is whether it wrks or not. In other words it's a thinly-veiled rubber-stamping operation. Trevor James' approach differed in that they acted upon the comments fed back to them - from tech, players and dealers - in an effort to improve the product and they have!!....
...The TJ team were looking for a horn that would break them into the pro market. They've found it, and in so doing have rewritten the shortlist. It's not just a good horn - and for the price you'd have to be utterly, utterly insane not to try one before buying anything else!"
Stephen Howard - Author of the Haynes Saxophone Manuel