I was just wondering if anyone here has ever tried an Antigua Winds tenor. I have found them a little cheaper, and I am always seeing stuff about them. Any imput would be nice.
I do agree with him. with teh money they are charging, they sure beat up a lot of the other taiwanese made horns, their problem is that they seem to have very little marketing planning or no marketing planning at all. Sort of floating with current thing.. otherwsie, for the quality& service they provide..... the value should go "way up"Ive had a couple, one beat up old one I keep as a backup, even though the intonation on that old one is a bid dodgy in the palm keys. A relatively new one followed me home from ebay, but my wife wouldnt let it stay. It was a nicely made horn that played well. Not quite nice enough to pursuade me to give up my main tenor, but for the $4-600 I paid for it I would have zero complaints. I wouldnt buy one new for retail price though, not given the what you can pick up for the same amount used, but some of that is name / snob value no doubt. Antigua Winds definitely know how to put a sax together, and have a decent track record to stand behind unlike some other lower end brands.
Basically AW are the same quality or better than the many other Taiwanese made horns out there, with more widely respected names on them.