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Hey everyone,
I was wondering what happened to the guys at CE Winds. The website is gone, the Facebook page hasn't been updated in a while, what's the deal?

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I've been trying to contact them for a couple of months... zero response
 

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The website is totally gone now. The Facebook page is still up, maybe I'll try and message them, out of curiosity. I have a Florida model they made I like a lot!

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Have you opened it though? It's incomplete, the same pic is repeated over and over and some titles are stock...

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another one bites the dust ??
 

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Man sticking all those crystals on saxophones must take all their attention and take forever how do you want them to answer emails?
 

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Nope, not tits-up or gone. Still producing, just sorta took a step back. Looks like they just got too busy and wanted to refocus. They're FB page is still active and they're still actively fulfilling orders, but at a smaller scale.
 

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Oh yeah... CE Winds....have been missing that guys.

Mark Wiggington was (or still is) a SOTW member and was aside Brian the most important person there.

I met Mark in person in 2008. I came all the way from Germany to Florida to meet him and pick up a CE Winds Omega Saxello soprano sax, serial number 0002. Mark Wiggington got the serialNr. 0001 :)

pretty good sounding soprano, still have it. My CONN curved satin silver in mint condition sounded the same, so I sold the CONN.

Mark made for me several mouthpieces, two of them pretty much customized with hand engraving,

Now, what I know...

Mark was a part-time Church Minister at that time and now... is dedicating his full time as a Pastor in Jacksonville. :):thumbrig:

Ce Winds lost his Sax supplier (don't know the reason) and maybe it could be why they are not active at this time.
The CE Winds supplier from Taiwan (which one I don't know) made awesome sounding horns and they were not that expensive.

Whoever owns a CE Winds handmade MPC or a good CE Winds sax, should keep it.

I wish, they were still around , I'd order one of their professional tenors.
 

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“Ce Winds lost his Sax supplier (don't know the reason) and maybe it could be why they are not active at this time.”

The risk one takes when they become a reseller! If the supplier doesn’t feel their needs are being met, puff you’re gone! They may not have met sales growth requirements, minimum order quantities, pressure from larger resellers for the same factory, etc...
 

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I've been playing a CE Winds Alpha tenor that I got for next to nothing on Ebay. Best tenor (for me anyway) that I have played.
 
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