· Distinguished SOTW Member
I'd recommend a Runyon Custom 6 with the spoiler. Keep it cheap. The odds you'll find your main piece right away are pretty slim. There is little to compare between tenor and sop. The Runyon 6 has a medium opening, not too closed but not so open it is tough for a beginner to play. (You are a beginner.) Your Yamaha 6C is a good start but the Runyon will be more like the Jody Jazz. Also, start with at least 2.5 reeds, if not 2.0 reeds.