There is a thread somewhere from a guy who (several years ago now) bought a Series 1000, the gist of it was it was an OK horn but it lacked that certain "Je ne sais quoi" that the 2001, Medussa etc have.The description is interesting because it says that the bell and sound of the sax are the same as the series 2001. I can’t remember anyone reviewing this model. It was a mid-level instrument for the B&S company
I didn't think they were student horns, but if they are they are best student horns ever made because I could not tell any difference other than the low Eb/C keys from my 2001 or CJS.B&S 1000 series are nothing to be amazed from, they are honest student instruments. Certainly they never sold for $4000 but in a fantasy world.
This one is nicer looking than most but the price is at 1/3 of the realistic price. I sol my nearly perfect blue label fro just a tad more.
well, there are pros using yamahas 23 but that doesn’t mean they are intended to be professional saxophones. I’ve played one of these and , while I thought it was a good horn, I wouldn’t put it in the same category of what I consider the most affordable pro instrument (Yanagisawa 901) at the lowest price let alone more expensive intruments, but, as always , anyone’s mileage varies quite a bit on these things.
We see a fair amount of these around these parts and they don’t sell maybe I should buy them and sell them in the states where they are so highly appreciated.
I think if the horn produces the tone you need and it is matches what you need as far as ergonomic feel why not?what is a pro horn?
A saxophone used by pros? Then any horn is a pro horn.
That and the fact that the statement:1000's are solid instruments, I have refurbed several. They aren't the upper-shelf B&S's, but they are significantly finer than something like a 23 or whatever. I'd choose it over most asian-made new horns in the $1500 price range any day.
$1200 is probably too much to ask for a used one; considering for a hundred or so more one can get a used Blue Label. I would say it's worth around $750-850, given the good condition.
Seller's problem is...yeah....nobody really knows what these are. They have zero market familiarity in the US.
does not instill much confidence, especially when the photograph shows a box of reeds .. The price is probably going to drop a bit over the next few weeksGood: All the pads are there and functional. Great deep sound. Comes with a nice case, mouth piece, neck strap, everything you need to play except for reeds.
Yes, one would have to assume from description it isn't in full playing shape. But I suppose that'd be discovered upon trying it.That and the fact that the statement:........
......does not instill much confidence, especially when the photograph shows a box of reeds .. The price is probably going to drop a bit over the next few weeks
Yes, one would have to assume from description it isn't in full playing shape. But I suppose that'd be discovered upon trying it.
So I guess either the guy eventually gets a reality check on the value and sells....or gets a reality check on the value and keeps....