They just don't make them that good anymore.... If enough of us contacted them, do you think they would consider re-issuing these horns and stop having their saxes made so poorly overseas??? It was just a thought!
No, never because Conn Selmer let go many of the skilled workers during the great strikes of 2006 (Vincent Bach) 2011 (King plant) I was a saxophone Color Buffer at Bach for 25 years, I started at King in Cleveland and end coming home only to walk the strike line in 2011 realizing their going to lose many of their jobs even though they gave millions in concessions just like the Bach workers.
I was there trying to convince my supervisor not to throw in the hopper (during lean manufacturing) so much of the old fixers that we might want to go back to them someday.
I was there when management botched the transition from Bundy to AS 300 and yes they threw alway the old fixers after the transition. No going back there.
Are unions to blame? Vincent Bach brought in big money especially on mouthpieces and professional line, even the King workers said the company said it was not making a profit it was all about making more of a profit.
Consumers could have done more to the support the workers, their talent and with their coming age with a simple job to retire with. Consumers did not speak up and the tired old workers could not complete with misrepresentation of UAW and fancy company lawyers like Larry Hall.
Major Musical Manufacturing is forever lost in America, Conn Selmer killed it.