Alex Benzon· Registered
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I recently purchased a yamaha yas 23 Japan model. It was used so I can return to get another one, but this one is the same model but made in China.
The Yamaha professional and custom models are made in Japan.I was not aware they were making them in China.
I can tell you without knowing anything that I would not buy a horn made in China. I dont need to list any reason other than the public perception of instruments exported from China results in a considerably lower resale price...if it sells at all.
...Isnt that what Conn said when they moved to Mexico?The Chinese assembled YAS 23 is the same instrument as the U.S. or Japanese YAS 23. Yamaha is very forthcoming about the country of origin of their instruments, and their quality control is the same regardless of the country of origin. Or as Yamaha puts it, "Country of origin is not the same as Company of origin."
Do you believe everything your tech says?I heard from my tech that the new Chinese 23's don't have an "O" ring in the lip of the bell for reinforcement. So, they dent more easily in the bell.
How so? I'm seriously curious, because it seems like a perfectly legitimate parallel to me. Is it a "China is better than Mexico" thing?The Mexiconn is a completely different animal.
What I think of Yamaha's move economically or politically is irrelevant to this particular conversation. The O.P. asked if the instruments are the same. In my experience they are. If I hadn't had direct experience with the product in question I would not have posted.I was not insulting you. I was suggesting that you question any corporate entity that is attempting to obtain and defend a larger profit margin. Money corrupts. The fact that they make musical instruments does not make them exempt.