Re: Alto Sax Info. Bundy 2..need help
Hugo- I agree that you might want to wait and get a better horn if you see yourself continuing to play beyond high school. But the Bundy II could be a lot better than what you used to play - could be!
I've seen re-padded old Bueschers and Martins for a little over $1000 (U.S.). As far as newer horns go, lightly used intermediate line Yamahas (Model 52 and 62) can be had fairly reasonably and might make a better choice for you. Avoid the early Japanese horns. Also avoid the very cheap horns, no matter where made. $700 is about a minimum I would think.
Ralph Morgan has a posting on here somewhere concerning the Bundy II. He's now a mouthpiece maker of great merit, but helped design U.S. made Selmers. His discussion might be found in the High School Sax section.
Speaking of Selmer, would you consider waiting for a pro-line horn like the Super Action 80, Series II? These can be obtained for $1100 and up depending on condition. I saw a very nice, lightly used one for $1500 recently. This is a horn that you might find to be worth keeping for 40 years, like my Mark VI.
If you want to get really good, you should consider private lessons. If you find an instructor you like, talk with him about all this. Teachers know more than old sax players who you might find at Saxquest. Good Luck.