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by t.navrkal23
(3 posts)
3 weeks ago

Looking to buy Cannonball Tenor: Need Help!

 

I am currently playing on a school bari sax and I feel that I am ready to advance my musical career by purchasing my own sax. I personally like the sound of a tenor better than a bari. I like playing Bari in concert band, but for solos, ensembles, and all state, I think I would have more motivation to practice a tenor simply because I like the sound better. I am also interested in a tenor because of the cost for a bari. I have a part time job and have started to save up to buy a new Cannonball. My parents will not be able to help me that much, but may be able to pitch in a few hundred dollars. Here are the questions I have: How much does a new Cannonball tenor run? If I get it custom made, how long does it take? Is there a down payment for getting a custom made sax and how much? If I want to have it by the end of marching band season (probably October"ish"), how soon will I have to place the custom order? If you have any other tips for saving money or purchasing a Cannonball, please feel free to comment. Thanks

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  1. by GFC
    (752 posts)

    3 weeks ago

    Re: Looking to buy Cannonball Tenor: Need Help!

    If it's for marching band, get something cheap and durable like a used Selmer Bundy or Yamaha YTS-21 or 23.  Then save up for the horn you really want without the time pressure.  What's wrong with a stock production horn?

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    1. by t.navrkal23
      (3 posts)

      3 weeks ago

      Re: Looking to buy Cannonball Tenor: Need Help!

      I am not planning to use it for marching band. I will likely still rent a school instrument to keep my new one protected from the elements and the potential damage. I was saying I want to have it around the end of marching band season because we do not start concert or jazz band until then.

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      1. by GFC
        (752 posts)

        2 weeks ago

        Re: Looking to buy Cannonball Tenor: Need Help!

        I'm sure Cannonball or one of their dealers would be happy to answer your questions.

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