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by SteveSotelo
(1 post)
5 years ago

Need Help With Recommendations

Hello and i am a young jazz enthusiast. I am currently tenor one in my jazz band for high school and i am only using a student model sax. i need help with some recommendation for a better and more quality saxophone. I dont have much of a bugdet but i do not want to be paying more than 2000. in some exeptions i might pay more but only if it is worth it. I am looking for a Tenor Saxophone that is at least better than student model and is worth the money. I am hopefully looking into it being a Yamaha model but if i am convinced by you that there are better models out there, please do notify me. Thank you for taking the time to read this and i hope you guys could help.
 

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  1. by JonHuff
    (99 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Need Help With Recommendations

    Hello and welcome! There are plenty of good horns to be found in that sub $2000 range. Not a whole lot of professional models in that area, but lots of good intermediate/"basic pro" tenors to choose from. If you are set on a Yamaha, you should be able to find a good used Yamaha 52 for under $2k. You might also think about some of the vintage horns, like a good Conn or Buescher. Some of the newer Taiwenese-made saxes may also be found for under $2000. In any case, make sure the pads are in good shape before you buy, don't always just take the seller's word that "it is playing great" Good luck in your hunt.

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  2. by GFC
    (794 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Need Help With Recommendations

    The Phil Barone horns are head and shoulders above anything else under two grand.  He offers two basic models.   The "classic" offers a focused Selmer type sound and the "vintage" offers a deeper American vintage (Conn etc.) sound. They are reportedly a lot like the Mauriats.  

    http://www.philbarone.com/store/category/saxophones/tenor 

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