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Went to Nashville New and Used and played one of the altos. It was solid. Played fine in all registers, although I didn't get to put it up to a tuner. It was a beautiful horn too. I also got the chance to play a Buescher (not sure which model, but vintage) and a The Martin Imperial. I liked the sound of the Martin's upper register better, but it had problems in the lower register so I couldn't really evaluate that. However I would have picked The Bird over the Buescher. Maybe if they get a soprano in...
 

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I would really avoid "The Bird" saxophones. I think Nashville Used is the only place that sells them. I have seen a few around used (not new) and they are not that great. I would save your money.
 

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"The Bird". Never heard of that brand. Can you tell us more? B
 

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I believe that it is a private label for the store Nashville New and Used Music. I am not sure what company actually makes them, but I am sure that they are made in either China or Taiwan.
 

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I believe that it is a private label for the store Nashville New and Used Music. I am not sure what company actually makes them, but I am sure that they are made in either China or Taiwan.
They are made in Taiwan, in a factory literally right next to Cannonball. The same workers work on the saxes. This was not told to me by the guy working at Nashville N&U. I've heard this from a close friend of mine who plays one, and another friend who plays a Cannonball.
Now, there were a lower grade student brand The Bird saxes, and the guy working there told me to avoid those. The good ones are the intermediate and pro ones they sell.


That's all I know about them.
My experience with the Alto was a good one. Like I said, solid. Another sax player in the store complimented my tone.
 

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I own a silver pro
Bird. Lol I snatched one up while I was passing through at that main music store. I was going to buy a cannonball but the guy said the bird is cheaper and plays better. He was right! The only thig that sux is the pads are trash, but the tone is unbelievable. i dont remember how much i paid for it maybe 1500. Im happy with it and I cut for birds.
 
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