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jjazzmin Original Post: Jun 13 '05,  1:00 pm           
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Prestini saxophone -terrible

I made the mistake of buying a Prestini Saxophone. It's terrible. Has anyone else bought one?

     
jchapkovich Posted: Jul 15 '05,  2:19 pm           
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Quote: jjazzmin
I made the mistake of buying a Prestini Saxophone. It's terrible. Has anyone else bought one?



Why not write a review about it?

:-)Jen
     
handycompguy Posted: Jul 19 '05,  8:54 am           
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RE: Prestini saxophone -terrible

Ah, Prestini Classic Saxophone...

In the early '90s, the Prestini woodwind reed producer started making saxophones. The body and keys of the saxophone are made in Taiwan and assembled at Nogales. Probably by workers that do assembly at home and are paid by the piece.

This doesn't sound like a very exciting horn.

Good Luck,

Your Handy Computer Guy

     
neworleansjazz Posted: Aug 05 '05,  8:31 am           
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I have played a tenor sax for over 12 years and its great!$$$$

     
neworleansjazz Posted: Aug 05 '05,  8:32 am           
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You should learn how to play first then complain

     
neworleansjazz Posted: Aug 05 '05,  8:37 am           
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I have been to the Prestini factory and you are wrong. They have hired most of Conn-Selmers employees after they were layed off so Selmer could start buying from China.
I believe they did the hard working people a great deed by giving them jobs again. All instrument are assembled in there factory in the U.S.A...

     
playerman Posted: Aug 05 '05,  8:50 am           
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I purchased an Alto Sax Classic model from Prestini. When it needed an adjustment I called Prestini and they allowed me to send it back for the adjustment. As a player I am very happy with the sax as well as the service I received.

     
jjazzmin Posted: Aug 17 '05,  6:20 pm           
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It gets down to the fact that they lied to me about the quality of the horn. I was told that the horn was comparable to the Yamaha pro and that if I didn't like the horn, I could send it back. When I complained about the quality of the horn, they changed their tune and said "you can't compare the Yamaha to the Prestini. They lied to me. Now, they send the horn back and it has a scratch on the bell. I may not be Harry Allen, but I'm not joe schmuck either. If they hired the Conn-Selmer people, they forgot their trade. Besides, Prestini's "Smiley" told me they were manufactured in one of the 3rd world countries....NOT THE "US." I have an old Selmer AS110 and I have a Yamaha 62. They are great horns. I put Prestini on the same level as Jupitor! Sorry Jupitor, that really is a slam.

     
alvera Posted: Aug 04 '06,  10:14 am           
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I have a Prestini Classic and have been paying profesionally for 20 years; you are wrong on the product.
maybe you should play more music and forget about trying to slander a name that has produce high quality music products for over 100 years, just because you are not happy about one tenor sax that you returned in damaged conditions and the factory could not accept. I investigated the matter with the factory and you do not tell the all true story.You damaged the instrument and it could not be returned!!Sorry.

     
bob_tomato Posted: Aug 04 '06,  11:01 am           
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Closing this argument - flame war

Quote: alvera
I have a Prestini Classic and have been paying profesionally for 20 years; you are wrong on the product.
maybe you should play more music and forget about trying to slander a name that has produce high quality music products for over 100 years, just because you are not happy about one tenor sax that you returned in damaged conditions and the factory could not accept. I investigated the matter with the factory and you do not tell the all true story.You damaged the instrument and it could not be returned!!Sorry.


The epinions forums are not to be used as a place to promote or slam a product; each of you should write reviews of the product and post those for our consumers to decide. And Alvera, you need to leave any actual experience with handling this instance out of epinions - don't try to handle the situation here. Save it for personal emails and official company business please.

I'm closing this down.
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