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Simba As 105

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So I was offered a brand new Selmer: Paris Simba As 105 Alt Saxophone for about 440 USD. The seller said that it came out better in tests than the Yamaha Yas and that it's suited for both starting and advanced players. I browsed the web here a bit and found out that Simba Saxophones should be avoided like the plague, but that Selmer: Paris saxophones are highly regarded.

I'm new to playing the sax and insecure about judging the quality of a sax but I'm through with renting one. Basicly I would like to know if this is a yay or nay? All the different reviews around the web make it pretty confusing for me.

Thanks in advance
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Selmer Paris = High End Professional Saxophone

Simba = Cheap Chinese Stencil

The Simba's have a fairly bad rep around here as well. The person trying to sell this horn is either mistaken, or is trying to mislead you. In any event $440 for a Simba is WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much. If you are new to the sax and looking to buy, check out the Yamaha YAS-23 saxophones. You can pick one up for about $300-$500 on eBay and they are good enough to be used by some professionals.

So to answer your question, NAY.
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