Hello, Thanks for your question. The Swing Street Music Mark Series of saxes is our own stencil line and they are top quality, nothing like a chinese instrument. They are the same horns sold by other national brands. We have been playing, buying and selling saxes for 20+ years and we can assure you that this is one of the best quality/playing stencils you will find. We are also a full-line Conn-Selmer dealer. The Swing Street Music Mark Series horns are made by a Taiwanese manufacturer in their Vietnam factory, which lowers cost without sacrificing quality.