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No reason to be bummed! You can still try them and buy them and get their support!!! They're still available and making beautiful horns!
Well, "available" is an elastic term. The Antigua Winds website has no information at all about dealers or purchase channels. That's not good. Antigua instruments cannot be purchased through SOTW's favorite online dealers (Woodwind and Brasswind, sax.co.uk, Kessler Music -- both sax.co.uk and Kessler used to carry them, but no longer). They apparently aren't sold by Sam Ash either. Antigua's main dealer seems to be ProWinds.com. All in all, from a consumer's point of view, this is pretty weak distribution and marketing.

Also, as this thread suggests, Antigua's product line is cluttered. The company offers three different "Educational" alto saxophone models in addition to the five different "Professional" alto models. The same applies to the tenors. Is there really enough Antigua demand or fulfillment capability to support all these models?
 

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To be honest with you, I can't stand WWBW...I consider them a local store killer. Kessler produces their own overseas brand, can't imagine they would carry a competitor.
It's not unimaginable, given that Kessler did exactly that until a few years ago. Dave Kessler even wrote an elaborate review of the Antigua Pro One model on his blog (the entry is still there). Anyway, it doesn't matter why a particular retailer isn't selling Antigua horns. The point is that overall, they seem to lack broad, easy availability.

Have you simply tried calling them?
Any company that says, "Call us, and then we'll tell you where you can buy our stuff," is doomed. They need to be pushing that information out, not waiting to be begged for it. As you yourself mentioned above, Antigua's marketing lacks resources, and it shows.
 
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