YAS23 is the granddaddy of all student saxes, and thats made in Japan...sycc said:look where it is made. Germany,japan,italy usually make pro saxes. There labor costs are high so sax makers based in these countries do not bother w/ student saxes.
Yes true,I forgot about the YASs. They are,however,very expensive student saxes. So much so that if I were buying a sax in the YAS price range I'd buy a 475 Yamaha instead.Canadiain said:YAS23 is the granddaddy of all student saxes, and thats made in Japan...
Not necessarily if you put one in the hands of a careless student....hakukani said:I think pro saxes last longer.
"Made better" should make sense to most, I would think - especially if you apply sound engineering principles (material selection, precision fitting, etc.).fred12 said:Guess I'm more of an engineer than a musician, but responses like "it's made better" or "it sounds better" don't really enlighten me. Perhaps the most objective answer would be "it costs more".