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Hello, fellow tenors. I'm needing to buy a tenor, but I don't know which is best.
http://cgi.ebay.com/BUNDY-II-SELMER-TENOR-SAXOPHONE-/270757505663?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0a67aa7f
http://cgi.ebay.com/Selmer-Bundy-Bb-Tenor-Saxophone-W-SELMER-C-MOUTHPIECE-/260792724170?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb8752aca
http://cgi.ebay.com/TENOR-SAXOPHONE-PALMER-AMERICAN-TECHNICIAN-DESIGNED-/260792730101?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb87541f5
http://cgi.ebay.com/SELMER-1244-TENOR-SAXOPHONE-USED-/190538497265?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c5cfabcf1

I've been playing since August and would rate my self between beginner and intermediate. I don't really care about tone (I would like something deep, though), but I do want something that's NOT cheap Chinese poopoo. I'm using Vandoren [blue box] #3 reeds and a Rico Graftonite MP. I don't care about all sorts of extra stuff (e.g. cork grease, MP/ligs/reeds, neckstraps), all I really care about is the sax itself, and a somewhat decent case. Thanks in advance for all your help.

My Regards,
Mr Tenor.

P.S. I had all the links typed in HTML, but it didn't quite work. Poo. :faceinpalm: :( :angry4: :banghead: :crybaby: :mumum:
 

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I'm a little confused here, you've played since August and yet you're looking to buy a student-to-worse level tenor. Did you start on alto?

To answer the question, of these choices, pick none. Search around on this forum's marketplace for better deals, all these horns aren't so hot. Look for a YTS-23 or Bahaus Walstein.
 

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The YTS-23 will be your best tenor for the dollar. Good ergonomics, solid sound, excellent intonation. Many people here use them as their backup instruments for their very expensive pro model horns. Some pros even use them as their main axe.
You can find them used from individuals for as low as $400. I have seen them used at dealers for as low as $800.
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eBay is a crap shoot. Either buy something locally where you are, so you can play it first (if you let people on here know where you are, they might know of good local sellers), or buy something from a reputable seller.

JayeSF on here tends to sell good value vintage horns in playing condition that will be better than an eBay Bundy, and he is good to deal with. (His website is www.2ndending.com, but he usually has more horns than he has gotten around to posting.)

The new horns that tend to get consistently good comments on here are the Bauhaus Walstein, Kessler, and Barone. (I haven't played any of them.)
 

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Perhaps it's just me, but none of the above listing seems remotely good to me. May I assume you're on a tight budget?

I also recommend a YTS-23: it's a well-built horn with good intonation, even tone and response. If you're after older saxes, you may want to check out JayeSF - I'm playing an old tenor he refurbished and I'm very satisfied with it.

What horn are you currently using and what is upsetting you? Maybe a tech can help checking for any mechanical defect and set up.
 

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Look into the Orpheo Signature model horns on Ebay. These are an EXCELLENT value, play great and are very well-made.
 
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