After looking at various online stores where they sell saxophones, I have realized that there is alot of cheaply made asian horns that are of an unknown make. An unknown brand.
Lately, I've been asking myself, Why is there so many cheaply priced and chinese made imported saxophones on sale in today's market?
Like on Ebay, I have noticed that there are several, if not, thousands of horns are on sale on ebay that are of an unknown brand.
I believe that some of these imports should be banned from the market because they fall apart very quickly and saxophone repair technicians refuse to work on these horns. Why do they sell these knockoffs instead of quality horns made in the USA, France, and Germany?
I know they're expensive, but man, they're worth it.
A sax brand's main point should be to-
Make quality and durable horns
If people can't afford a quality horn for $400-$1000 range, then, they can rent one.
So what is the point of selling these knockoff saxophones if the student/professional will not be learning on a quality horn?
*Note: Im not talking about the chinese horns in General, I'm talking about unknown brands like Cecilio, Mendini, Lazarro, Stagg, those brands.