Re: Likes and Dislikes of a Brand Tenor saxophone
The reasons behind the caveats regarding this make are many. The major bugaboos revolve around the fact that these are cheaply produced, Far East sourced horns that he is selling for far more than equivalent, lesser quality examples badged differently but inherently the same horn coming out of the same factory are going for.
They exhibit slack quality control, flimsy construction, thin gauge brass bodies, less than optimal setups, and sloppy keywork. Many have reported iffy intonation on some examples, although this wasn't an overriding problem on those I have sampled.
Dominique's business practices have not held up well under scrutiny either. This is compounded no doubt by the fact that he has attempted to sell his business holdings for some years now, but is apparently unable to unload it, or is asking too much.
I'm certain that other issues will be forthcoming shortly, however this covers the major points of contention.
At the end of the day, there are much better options for the same amount of money, and less.