What is the best saxophone made in USA?
Do you mean currently, or all-time? Most USA-made horns TODAY seem to be student models. I think Canonball is made in the USA, and they are supposed to be pro horns, but I have not yet played one I was excited about.
From the 1930's into the 1950's, many outstanding pro horns were made in the USA by Conn, King, Martin, Buescher -- did I forget any? Many of these American classics still compare well to anything ever made, and have that robust "American sax sound."
But if I wanted to buy a NEW pro horn today, I probably would not insist on a sax made in the USA. More likely would be French, Japanese, or German!
Cannonballs are actually manufactured in Taiwan, but partially assembled and adjusted in the U.S.
I know that most saxophones are outsourced to China is it worth my while to buy a Chinese, Indian. indonesian sax/ I have Stephanhouser Alto, A Cecilio Alto, and a vintage Buscher Aristocrat tnaks for our help
The Buescher Aristocrat (as long as it is pre Selmer USA C. 1963) horn is the only one listed that is a fine horn. Stay completely away from any horn made in India or Indonesia. Chinese made instruments can vary from OK to just plain abysmal.
Mike I found what I think is an attachment to my horn???
It there such a thing? If not than it must be part of a bong....lol
The only pieces that are "attached" to a saxophone are the neck pipe, the mouthpiece/reed/ligature sub assembly, the neck strap, and on some modern baritones, a floor peg at the bottom bow area.
For marching band use, some horns have a provision for a lyre to hold small sheet music pages.
If you post a photos, I will ID the piece you are referring to.