What is the least expensive bari worth purchasing? I'm not saying the least expensive available, but the least expensive that's actually worth its cost. Used is better than new!
There's probably no major wind ensemble (concert band, big band, saxophone quartet, etc.) in which the baritone sax player won't be expected to play low A's, unless you deliberately seek out arrangements without them.That's a good point. I'm more looking for playing in an ensemble. I'd been mostly considering low Bb, but the A might be more required. Ugh...
Nice playing, dude.Beugnier baritones are good deals if you can find them. I paid about #1,600.00 for mine. It has paid for itself at least five times in the past couple of years. This piece by Matt Stohrer tipped me off about these horns: http://www.stohrermusic.com/2013/06...phone-handmade-in-france-1960s-original-pads/
Mine is an Antoine Courtois stencil in silver.....Not as pretty as the one Matt used to own.
It gets the job done!