My saxophone is a 1976 Selmer Mark VII alto.  The conversion process retains all the original pads except for the two tone holes on the bell which have to be sealed off and moved to the other side of the bell.  Pictures can be seen here.  All photos in this flickr album were by April Dawn Refior- A very talented photographer from Kearney.

 In the photos of two saxophones side-by-side, Mine is on the left. The horn on the right is a Yamaha Custom that belongs to David Nabb.  His instrument was the second to be made.  Mine is the third in the world to have the toggle-key system applied to it.  The first was the original prototype which was made from a Bundy and currently belongs to the One-handed Woodwinds project established by Dr. Nabb, and is leased out to other disabled musicians, as it becomes available.   I decided to have my personal instrument converted, largely due to the uncertainty of when the original instrument might become available to lease. 


More info about the basic design of the toggle-key system can be seen  in a PDF document here

I have recently added more photos of my instrument.  These are from a photo shoot done in early February, after getting my instrument home.   Photos in this series are by Thad Matthews

The engraving on my sax was done by the amazingly talented Jason Dumars.When work was basically finished, and all that remained for Jeff Stelling to do was assemble the mechanism, I had him send the  body alone to Jason so he would have unencumbered access to every inch of the body to be able to apply his engraving.  With as much engraving area to wrk with, even with the mechanism installed, there was still plenty of visible engraving to showcase Jason's artistry.