If I had $15,000...I’d get it
There’s this thing called inflation.......
As others have pointed out, you can't compare the $300 in, say 1960, with $15k today. $300 back then is about $2500 today, taking inflation into account (https://www.dollartimes.com/inflation/inflation.php?amount=300&year=1960).
Why is it they have guys with a so-so sound telling us what is a good sax?
So what you're saying is that only the greatest players are capable of getting a great sound out of a Mark VI? Or, could it be that a great player can make any horn sound good.Why is it they have guys with a so-so sound telling us what is a good sax?
Please get somebody with a good sound to demonstrate your horns.