Oh, I only talked about it because Ed did.I'm not so sure the tilting pinky-table is any indication of being modern. Many recently-made sops have the older style pinky tables and are modern - at least in MY mind.
My Yanagisawa SC902 for example, has a p;inky table like my '32 Cutter. And, I have a MKVI-clone with a similar pinky table. For sure, that design never posed a problem for me.
But like I've written before, I play both vintage and modern and a particular horn's keywork was not an issue for me. DAVE
My opinion is that the "modern" G# cluster is just one that happens to have approximately the same layout as the Selmer BA and newer. In other words, the Buescher, Conn, Martin and other styles need not apply. But Buffet and many others had a very simular layout about the time and a bit after the BA.