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You should try as many as you
Can and decide for yourself ...
it doesn't matter
What other folks think
 

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Dear all,
I need recommendations to get a new tenor sax professional one in an affordable price
That is a bit like saying that you want recommendations for a new car at an affordable price.
Some people will recommend Mercedes C-series and others will recommend Kia Picanto. Personally I like Volkswagen, but you may not like the driving position.

So I think you need to decide on your budget and then try as many as you can.

But if you really want value for money, then you should consider a second-hand instrument.
 

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That is a bit like saying that you want recommendations for a new car at an affordable price.
Some people will recommend Mercedes C-series and others will recommend Kia Picanto. Personally I like Volkswagen, but you may not like the driving position.

So I think you need to decide on your budget and then try as many as you can.

But if you really want value for money, then you should consider a second-hand instrument.
I'd go with BMW if you're ok with all the maintenance, or a used Yamaha if you're looking for maintenance-free at a good price.
 

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I'd go with BMW if you're ok with all the maintenance, or a used Yamaha if you're looking for maintenance-free at a good price.
Toyota and Yamaha. Kind of the same idea. Boring but last forever.
I still have a 90 Celica GT and two Yamaha Vino 125 scooters but I won’t have a Yamaha sax
I guess if I was still into cars, I’d sell one of my Selmers, get a Yamaha and put a down payment on a BMW.
 

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I have a Yamaha YTS-52. I bought used as a back-up horn and was delightfully surprised at what an outstanding horn it is. It's free blowing, the intonation is extremely good, the tone is nice and the ergonomics are comfortable.

I think my next new horn might be another Yamaha.

BTW, I've had Conn Fireworks, Selmer Modele 26, Selmer Mark VI, Selmer Mark VII, Couf Superba, Grassi Prestige, Mac Sax Classic and the Yamaha since I started playing decades ago. Oh, and I had a cheap, used Pan-American for years as a backup horn.

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If you're on a tight budget a used horn would be way less than new. datasaxman had great advice, if possible try before you buy.
 
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