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Has anyone ever heard of a Bauer soprano sax? Do you know where it was manufactured? Is it a student horn and what would you compare it to?

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I just saw one of these listed for sale locally. Does anyone know anything about Bauer saxes?
 

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Probably a generic ROC sax, which could be either very good value, or very bad... Any pictures/links available ?
 

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They didn't post pictures, but the description of the new alto included gloves. That's a trademark of horns from mainland China, right?
 

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They didn't post pictures, but the description of the new alto included gloves. That's a trademark of horns from mainland China, right?
Yes, Generally speaking Chinese saxophones (PROC=China not ROC = Taiwan) come with gloves and more often than not with a name made up by the importer and no indication about its country of origin or the maker (it is impossible to discover, even for a brand that is well known to be manufactured in China, such as the less expensive line made under the Bauhaus Walstein which is the factory that it came from and the horn, although sold in GB bears no indication of the country of origin) .

So, I am afraid that you Bauer sax will stay an unknown entity until you don't buy one . Even if someone has bought a sax with that name there is no absolute guarantee that another saxophone bearing the same brand name would have been made in the same factory. Often times these saxophones don't even have a serial number and if they do it doesn't mean much anyway.
 

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Yes, Generally speaking Chinese saxophones (PROC=China not ROC = Taiwan) come with gloves and more often than not with a name made up by the importer and no indication about its country of origin or the maker (it is impossible to discover, even for a brand that is well known to be manufactured in China, such as the less expensive line made under the Bauhaus Walstein which is the factory that it came from and the horn, although sold in GB bears no indication of the country of origin) .

So, I am afraid that you Bauer sax will stay an unknown entity until you don't buy one . Even if someone has bought a sax with that name there is no absolute guarantee that another saxophone bearing the same brand name would have been made in the same factory. Often times these saxophones don't even have a serial number and if they do it doesn't mean much anyway.
I think I can sum up your suggestion about this horn into one word: Lamp.
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I think I can sum up your suggestion about this horn into one word: Lamp.
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:) not really, this is , as so many horns on line are, an unknown quantity. I have bought a Bauhaus Walstein curved soprano knowing full well that it was Chinese and that I could have found one similar to it for much less but I did want something that I could talk about for advise with someone else and that was already analysed by others. The BW sax gave me that. Obviously this sax is accessible for a lot less too but I would have run a risk, not knowing which is the maker's company, to buy something that looked like it but wasn't it. So, What is a Bauer soprano? I have no idea and probably only the maker knows. It could be every little bit identical to a Bauhaus Walstein ( I am just saying for argument's purpose I am not saying that you suggest that ) and a lot cheaper, but is it?
 
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