I am going to upgrade to a different tenor sax and spent the past few days trying out horns at private dealerships and shops. Out of the 20+ that I tried, I have two favorites. From what I have found through my research, both are priced right. One of them is a vintage horn with a great reputation and I can find plenty of information about it on the forum and all over the web.
The other horn is a Taiwanese-made copy of the Yamaha custom 82Z, and the US distributor is a flute manufacturer with an excellent reputation. He doesn't manufacture it, but friends of his do and his signature is on the horn. I would like to get a sense of what kinds of repair issues I might have with this horn and would love to get some feedback from technicians or people who have owned horns similar to this.
I hope this is the right place to post this - I'm new to the forum and am still learning my way around.
You get EXACTLY what you pay for in a horn. Wait for an 82-Z tenor or Yanagisawa T-991 used. Generally can get one for $2500 or less. IMHO they are absolutely the best value of any tenor out there short of a good VI.
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