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yes, Chinese.

Any new sax in the world is only possible at that price if made in China.

You could do better buying something secondhand but if you are really strapped for cash and have no access to secondhand saxophones that is possibly as cheap as you can possibly go in Europe.

Thomann offers you a better policy, at least in Germany, you can try and return it if you don’t like it. Also Chinese.

https://www.thomann.de/it/startone_sas75_altsaxophon.htm
 

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Listen everyone who wants to start a thread titled something like "[so and so brand that no one's ever heard of] sax - is it any good?"

There are a number of saxophone "factories" (I put it in inverted commas because I suspect a lot of these are nothing more than a family assembling saxophones from bought parts in their back garden) in China and Taiwan, who will imprint any darn name you want on the horn, if you will order a certain minimum quantity. There is absolutely no way to determine whether a given instrument from [so and so brand that no one's ever heard of] is an absolutely terrible saxophone-shaped-object, or a reasonable decent cheap and cheerful instrument, without doing an in-depth inspection of the instrument in question. Furthermore, the same name can be imprinted by a music store or other orderer, on horns from multiple different "factories" so a "Gustav Schlegelhausen" made in China could very easily come from People's Cruddy Export Musical Instrument Factory #8 in Guangzhou in October 2016, and come from People's Moderately Priced El-Cheapo Musical Instrument Factory With A Reasonable Facsimile of Quality Control #3a in Xingdao in November 2017, and you would have ABSOLUTELY no way of telling the difference unless you did a total teardown analysis.
 
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