I've seen a little bit posted about Andreas Eastman Saxophones (made in Taiwan, not the China made Eastman). Actually, kind of surprised I didn't see more. I particularly like the 52nd street alto. It's unlaquered and has a great, vibrant sound similar to a vintage sax. It appears to be very well made. I love the sound with my Meyer mouthpiece. Just using Rico Select Jazz for now since I can get them at the local music store. They seem to have less edge to them than the Vandorens I've used (ZZ, reds, greens...) These horns are really gaining in popularity and the prices seem to be going up on them, though it's the dealers that determine the price since you can't buy them directly from the company (not that I'm aware of anyhow.) At any rate, I got mine for $1,500 because the local dealer is selling off his instruments to focus solely on instrument repair. I compared this sax to a higher end Yamaha and the 52nd Street had a more vibrant tone. I was considering a Cannonball Big Bell Stone Series, but couldn't resist this Sax for the price. The 52nd Street also has a big bell which produces a bigger sound, yet it still fits in my gig bag. Really can't say enough about this horn. There are some pros who use it and endorse it and a good review that I saw on Youtube. The guy at Sax Alley really likes these horns (sorry, don't know his name, really nice guy though.) He suggested I try the Phil-Tone Solstice. He feels it works particularly well with this horn. I'm not endorsing any products, just simply sharing my experience with this horn. I'm a doubler (also play oboe/English Horn, Clarinet) so to go out and pay 4 grand or more for a horn is a bit much for me. I feel lucky to have gotten this sax for what I paid for it. The low and high notes come out extremely easily and I love the sound. Of course having the right mouthpiece can make a big difference as far as that's concerned. The stock mouthpiece it comes with isn't bad, but the low notes are a little more resistant than with my Meyer and of course doesn't produce as nice of a sound since it's made of cheaper material, but works well in a pinch, like recently due to issues with my Meyer (warping, I think.) Anyhow, here's a video link of a review I found on youtube.