Hey fellow sax players this questions is more for the experienced players out there. If you had your choice between buying a mint Cannonball Raven from 2005 for 1600 and a maybe about 2 or 3 year old Viking NY 58s Tenor for 2000.00 what advice would you give me. Keep in mind i have nor played either, but I own a Viking Swing Sonic and really like it as my 2nd horn. Here are my concerns as far as the Cannonball I'm worried that's it almost 14 years old and knowing what I know about horns its probably going to need something in the way of pads. The owner claims it doesn't need anything. The Viking looks mint, but I feel like 2000 is to much for that horn. I bought mine for 1800 and I feel that is all they are worth top dollar. He is making a big deal about the peacock design on the Bell which I care nothing about. I only care how it sounds and I also really like the Un Lacquered horns all the way. Also the resale value if for some reason I dont like the horn what could I resell it for. I could easily get my money back on the Cannonball, but like I said I don't think I would on the Viking. What are your thoughts on this. Thanks for listening.