Re: the best alto under a grand ?
thats funny that Toyota quality here is being bad... there has been a REALLY BIG movement here to beef up quality and management pratices... guess there are still some old farts in US industry that don't want to change.
know what? I haven't heard of anything "good" that came from Taiwan. Companies don't move there for high quality, they do it for cheap workers and prolly less taxes and pullution controls. If selmer moved production to Japan I would be impressed, but they didn't.
[I do suppose buying a Selmer Taiwan horn would make me feel like less of a whore than if I bought a Helmke or Maxtone off eBay.]
naw man, it's worse. At least Helmke or Maxtone don't hide anything, everyone knows they are crap. Selmer has a name and a history, some people may be tricked into thinking that they are still top shit and still make things to high standards. Maybe they still do, but moving some production to Taiwan dosnt look good.