Re: Kurusawa alto sax
I lived in Japan for a year. Japanese and Chinese translation to English/Roman letters tend to be inconsistent. If this is a Chinese manufactured private label horn, it is not surprising that The shop is spelled Kurosawa on the internet, but Kurosawa on the horn.......In Japan, they use Chinese Characters for the name Kurosawa (on the internet and in the store), so no one would even notice that there was a translation problem on either the internet or on the horn. Roman letters are simply considered cool. Misspellings are common.
My guess, therefore, is that it is a Chinese made private label horn manufactured for the Kurosawa horn shop. Would expect nothing special for the quality.......if it plays well and the price is right, get it. My guess is that it is worth $200 - $500
.....but this is only speculation.