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Fake Selmer on eBay ... again

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gandalfe, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Steve

    Steve Clarinet CE/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

    If China shut down counterfeits I would think they would lose half of their GDP. LOL
    So I don't see anything happening with counterfeits
     
  2. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

  3. Steve

    Steve Clarinet CE/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

  4. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    Replying to myself. The really amusing thing with this is that Selmer hasn't made curved sopranos in over 50 years. Heck, for a long while they denied ever making curved sopranos.

    No, Selmer doesn't license companies to make copies of their horns.
     
  5. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

  6. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

  7. TrueTone

    TrueTone Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History

  8. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    You can get patents for a lot of things. This, however, might be, "We're using Selmer's patents." :p

    I think this is only the second Korean saxophone I've heard of. I wonder what the overall quality of Korean saxophones are.

    Anyhow, I think I've mentioned somewhere that Selmer's patents for the Mark VI should have expired by now, so there's no reason for someone not to use them. However, while Selmer threw some patents into the Mark VI, combining all the patents listed on the back of a very late VI still won't get you an entire horn. Someone needs to do a direct copy, rather than partial copies or, "Mark VI killer!!!111oneone" If I want good variations on VI copies, that'd be Yamaha and Yanagisawa :D.
     
  9. Steve

    Steve Clarinet CE/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

    I can't believe how brazen they are on making horns look as similar as possible.
     
  10. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

  11. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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