Re: any good brands?
Well, in my opinion, if you're going that cheap for a tenor, I would try an Antigua Winds or Jupiter tenor if it's a new horn you want, or look at some classic vintage horns online, like Conn, King, Buescher, or Martin. Selmer just won't be available at the price unless you're real lucky. Of course, look at some used Yamahas and you can find a good horn at a bargain price. If it has a name you can't recognize, chancesa are it's a piece of crap from China. Beware!