We recently took my husbands Buescher 400 alto sax to be repadded so our son could use it for school. The tech at the shop approached us when we picked it up and suggested that we not give it to a student, that it was too nice an instrument for a kid. He told us he could sell it for $1000.00+ The model is a 538xxx. Can anyone tell me anything about this sax? Is this a reasonable price? I would hate to have my son bang up something worth that much money! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!