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Hi... i will buy my first soprano in this week :D but i dont know if buy a Prestini made in USA or a Jupiter 547 made in TAIWAN.. pls post your opinion!
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Are you sure the Prestini is made in the USA, and not Taiwan as well ? Not that it really matters of course...
 

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The guy who is selling me told me that is from USA, and i dont know if buy the prestini or jupiter :(
 

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I have a Prestini soprano, similar model. Not a bad horn, but the octave key spring mechanism on the neck has a tendency to get oversprung, and it loses its tension. It is a rather unusual design, and thus not easy to find. I did contact the company in Arizona, and they sent me spring, but in the process of discussing the problem with them, the tech there let me know that the horns are made in China.
 

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I currently play on a Jupiter Soprano which is from the new S800 series with sterling silver neck. It's an amazing horn, the sound is (to my taste) better than my Yamaha's. I can recommend this horn without any restrictions.

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I have a Jupiter sop. Two local pro players prefer its playing to their Mark VIs. Both complain, however, about the position of the thumb rest. I find it uncomfortable, too.
 

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helppp.. the man who is selling me sent me an image that says is made in usa.. can somebody tell me if this is true? if its made in usa i will buy the prestini
 

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I doubt if the horn was made in the U.S.A. What was probably meant by that logo on the horn is that the distributor is a US company. I don't know of any mass-produced saxophones being made in the US anymore - and not for a long time. Could I be wrong? Yes . . .

Why are you focused on these two brands (Jupiter and Prestini)? For the price of these two horns (and i don't know their prices exactly, but I'm guessing around $1K +/-, you could buy a new Antigua. Now there is a brand that many of us know. DAVE
 

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Im on jupiter and prestinni coz i can buy them here in argentina used.. at same price
 

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It says Prestini USA, but doesn't say made in USA. That's the catch. It has that laser-trimmed look to the engraving that smells Chung King to me.
 

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i dont know which model is.. and the seller too :p doesnt knows.. how can i know?
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so.. made in taiwan?
thanks :D i will go for jupiter then..
 

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There have been some terrific jazz bands from your city over the years - two that come to mind are PORTENA JAZZ BAND and FENIX JAZZ BAND (both traditional jazz styles). They had reed guys that played vintage sopranos.

One player was Cacchi Cariso (played with both bands). Obviously Buenos Aires is a big city, but I'll bet if you found him, he could steer you to something better than a Jupiter or Prestini. And, no knock on those two brands - I just think there are better horns around but you don't know how to find them.

I played with FENIX (and Cacchi) when they did a concert in Kalispell, Montana many years ago. DAVE
 

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Dave, i made contact with the representant Cachi Carrizo :D.. they play on saturdays.. i will go to see the Fenix jazz band..
 
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