The Myths and Realities of Chinese Made Musical Instruments



trumpet-300For more than a decade now band directors have lamented the influx of ultra low-cost musical instrument brands being made overseas in China and in other countries.  The complaints have, for the most part, centered around intonation problems, lack of durability, and difficulty in getting repairs done quickly.  To have heard the complaints back in the late 1990's one would have thought that absolutely nothing good in the way of musical instruments ever came out of China in those early years.

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