I've been searching around recently to find a professional saxophone cheaper than the big four. I've come across a few, but I need some opinions from people that have played them. I know lots of people on SOTW have been raving about the Phil Barone Saxophones. I'd really like to get one of these (Vintage alto, Bare Brass) but of course there's a few other brands people seem to enjoy like MACSAX (Empyreal Unlacquered), P. Mauriat PMXA67R Unlacquered, Antigua Big Bell Unlacquered and Cannonball Big Bell Stone Series Mad Meg. Has anyone played these that could tell me which one is best? I played the Antigua and the Cannonball and thought the Antigua was the winner, but maybe that had something to do with the saxes themselves because the Cannonball hadn't been adjusted in a few years. And as a follow up, which saxes finish looks the best out of the ones mentioned?