Thinking a bit more on this, VII's are modern saxophones. At least the first major brand with a standard high F#, for which everyone followed. I might have preferred a III tenor over my VII tenor, but that's about it for more modern horns. Every VI tenor I tried though, beat my VII tenor. As well as Conn, King, Buescher and Martin tenors of old. So for those with more modern preferences... and big hands... a VII tenor ain't the worst you can do.