I've noticed quite a few of these instruments (clarinet,sax) and to a total newbie I am unable to tell if they are actually any good. Who makes them? Compared to the big names they are incredibly cheap but a beginner wouldn't want to (or in my case be able to) spend thousands on a good instrument. In fact the £500 bar is too high for me. And Ive been informed it's not a good idea to buy used because you might end up spending a lot on refurbishment.