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Hi,
Does anybody know these saxophones?
http://graintcanadian.com/saxophones/tenor

These saxophones are available in Argentina and are advertised as made in Taiwan (which I could not confirm on their website) and are supposed to be of the same quality as P. Mauriat saxophones. In the best scenario they could be produced by Tenon Manufacturing (Chateau saxophones) but I'm not sure about that.

I briefly play tested a couple tenors and they sounded very nice but I was not able to do a detailed evaluation (i.e. build construction). Also, it's very difficult to predict how one of these saxophones would perform after a couple years of hard playing.

Your experiences and impressions would be appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.
 

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Why would the best scenario being Tenon? There are many other companies on Taiwan!

You are the best qualified person to assess their playing quality for you and for the build quality you need a tech ( Juan Caino still working there?) .
 

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Milandro, thank you very much for your reply.

Why would the best scenario being Tenon? There are many other companies on Taiwan!
I guess Tenon is a respectable company, I don't know too much about other companies.

You are the best qualified person to assess their playing quality for you and for the build quality you need a tech ( Juan Caino still working there?) .
Yes I am, for build quality I could ask Juan Caino or even better techs here in Buenos Aires but I'm afraid they could not give me an idea about what to expect after a couple year of heavy use.
 

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Are you aware that in China and Taiwan they speak the same language? Mandarin.

One of the pictures on the webpage has some newspaper in the background. Anyone recognise the language?.
I am sure that several years of intense use cannot do anything bad to a well made saxophone. I am positive that any good tech is able to assess whether these are well made.
 

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Are you aware that in China and Taiwan they speak the same language? Mandarin.
Well, yes, but to quote from the font of wisdom that is Wikipedia "Standard Taiwanese Mandarin is one of the two forms of Standard Chinese and is nearly identical to the other form, the official language of mainland China (Pǔtōnghuà), with the exception of their writing systems, some pronunciations and vocabulary."
"Taiwanese Mandarin uses traditional Chinese characters, rather than the simplified Chinese characters used in Mainland China."

Hence the question.
 

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I have dealt with Taiwanese companies for quite some time and they read and speak the same language as Chinese, the picture is very small indeed to identify it otherwise I’d ask friends .
 

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The picture is not clear enough to allow even a guess. One or two of the characters are definitely in long form. There was a time when one could say that long form originates from Taiwan (or Hong Kong) and simplified form from China. Today material printed in China often uses some long forms, but the difference is usually clear. In this case I don't know.
 

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One of the pictures on the webpage has some newspaper in the background. Anyone recognise the language?
It seems to be kanji, keep in mind the symbols mean a whole concept rather than letters or words, so a group of kanji symbols representing the same idea could be spoke in a different way.
 
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