(This question was actually asked in the other thread referenced above, but I thought the title of this thread made it the better thread to resurrect.)
Hornguys Daily Menu: 4047DR $3355, arrival Mayhttp://www.hornguys.com/menutbn.php
This puts it $400 higher than the 3047AF/AFR.
I'm guessing the "R" in 4047DR means rose bell, but then what does the "S" stand for ?
Sorry, typo, fixed now, 4047DS is right. I don't know what the letters stand for. It has a yellow brass bell. I tried one at NAMM, though it wasn't the final version. They will do some ergonomic adjustments to the trigger. I'm surprised they tout this as a Bach style horn (new bell mandrel too) but it has an unsoldered bell rim like a classic Elkhart Conn. To me it didn't play like what I was expecting from the press release. I would like to try it in a quieter environment. I believe this new bell is also used on the new Capri model 547, also due out in spring.