I guess the implied question is what brands are good besides Yamaha?Hello all,
I'm sure others have asked this questions. I want to buy a tenor sax for my 11yr old son, don't want to go over
$1,200 max because he is young and thats a lot to spend. he is not a beginner and has been playing for over 5yrs. I know Yamaha is recommended but 2,500 is a lot for his age and I have to leave room for wear and tear because of his age. Also, there aren't many stores for us to test the instruments around me, the few I see have the Yamaha and more expensive ones. Places like Guitar Center only sell online have Student Series Allora, Bundy or Etude for $950 - $1,300, then go way up from almost $3000 to 0ver $8000.
Look for a high-end, but not over-hyped Taiwanese horn like a Jupiter Artist model, in the 800 through 2000 model series. Right now there are several of them on Reverb for around $900 or best offer. One of those is at a Sam Ash store.