Why does the copper neck cost so much more than the other Barone alto necks? Is it because it is solid copper?
Possibly, but since Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and copper is worth more than twice what zinc is, copper will cost more than brass to buy (and therefore to manufacture items from).rispoli said:Just a marketing cheat.
Since standard is brass, the non-standard (no matter if better) has to cost more, otherwise people don't think it's better.
According to Phil they sound identical.
I was working with one particular factory to help them sell their brand and I believe they were on the level with me and in fact they themselves mentioned that they felt the price was too high and proposed dropping the higher end models in favour of silver and ns plated instead. I believe a large part of the issue was their purchasing power for the raw materials. The ratios have been similar elsewhere as well. I actually think you might be surprised to find that the manufacturers are not making much more from a top range sax than from a mid range one, surprising though that may seem. My guys specifically told me that they made a smaller % on their top ranges.Sigmund451 said:Most importantly they charge more BECAUSE THEY CAN