Sax on the Web Forum Archive / Alto Saxophone / Alpine alto any good?

Richard H
User ID: 1523284
Feb 17th 9:23 PM
Friend who wants to learn sax recently bought a recon. Alpine alto.

I find it beats the hell out of my old Conn in all-round performance. Sounds good, plays easily, lots of power.

Apart from a few used Alpines for sale, I can't find any info on them. Are they student-level saxes and where are they made?
Simon D
User ID: 1557854
Feb 22nd 4:11 AM
From my limited knowledge, I believe that these are student level made in the East. On checking sax retailers in England, I see that Alpine and 'Elkhart' are featured, unlike USA. Thus, probably the UK 'clones'. The prices would indicate that they are not likely to ne manufactured by any 'western' company.

celcius_Z
User ID: 9683713
Feb 24th 4:29 PM
Is anybody out there?
John Z
User ID: 1244314
Apr 20th 7:13 PM
I have an Alpine "Dehan" alto sax. It seems like a pretty good horn to me, but like others, I can't find a word about it on the internet, so I'm posting here to update the topic. Anybody??