I see that you posted in the Kessler Saxophone area. If you are interested, Kessler Custom Saxophones are really good horns. Not truly professional horns but excellent for what you are trying to do. Contact Dave Kessler at Kessler Music (1-888-830-0474) and ask some questions. They are very helpful here and would steer you in the right direction. A horn does not have to be new to be good, but Kessler's horns are a really good start. I bought one for my son as he recently started on Tenor sax and I don't think there is anything wrong with the horn. I would however not use the mouthpiece that is provided with the horn until later as it is a somewhat larger tip opening. Good starter mouthpieces are Selmer C*, or my favorite - Vandoren Optimum AL3 or TL3 depending on whether you are looking for Alto or Tenor. Good luck on your search.