Under the price of a yas-23? nothing. The least you'll find an usable sax for is $500. Yamahas are good, consistant horns. I would suggest buying a yas-23, or yamaha's next horn up if you want something a little better. King makes decent student horns too. Also, the little or no maintenence part sepends on how good a care you take of the horn, but beware of Dominic and his cheap saxophones that are doomed to fall apart as you are playing them (DC Pro brand), and DONT buy any Chinese horns or Wal-Mart/Sam's Club/Costco horns(which are made in China), even if they cost $200, because most repair shops won't even touch them. Look at the "Jim's list of approved saxophones" posting under highschool saxophone!