Re: Alto Saxes - new question
Posted by Sax player on 3/31/2021, 4:31 pm, in reply to "Alto Saxes - new question"
Best bet would be a used Yamaha. Keep an eye on Craiglist, Facebook marketplace etc and you can get a great deal. If you can find a used recent model Buffet saxophone, they're really under-rated solid horns. I like Selmer pro models, but their student line stuff not so much. |
If the kid really wants something new and doesn't have the budget for a Yamaha, I've played the Orion horns and liked them. I don't know how well it would hold up to marching band or long term.
I would STRONGLY consider doing a rental from your local shop. They'll have quality horns, monthly rates, and come with maintenance agreements. Most of the time you can return the horn at the end of marching season if he's done with it, or if he wants to stick with saxophone he can trade it in for an upgrade.