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by jazzmanvt
(4 posts)
6 years ago

ALTO SAX

BEST FOR THE DOLLAR. BETWEEN $200 AND $300 YAS 23 OR VINTAGE SAX OR BUNDY 11. THANKS

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  1. by Tranesyadaddy
    (279 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: ALTO SAX

    are yas 23's going for under $300 these days?

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    1. by brittanythomas
      (2 posts)

      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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  2. by joesax
    (10 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: ALTO SAX

    i had a bundy II that cost me 250 in nice condition, it is a well built horn. then i sold it and bought a yas 23 for 700 in like new condition, it has better intonation, better tone, much better ergonomics but has softer metal so i need to be extra careful.

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    1. by saxjunkie89
      (393 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: ALTO SAX

      Personally, I think $2-300 won't get you much quality in the sax world. I'd guess ebay would do this. I'd go with the Bundy II, by the way.

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      1. by JBTSAX
        (364 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: ALTO SAX

        Some of the vintage saxes are wonderful instruments such as the Conns and Bueschers, but you need to remember that many of them are 60 + years old! If they have not had a mechanical overhaul or restoration they can be very problematic and unreliable to keep in playing condition. For this reason I recommend that if you are on a tight budget that you look for a contemporary student sax such as the Yamaha in your price range. If you did pick up a respectable vintage sax for what you can pay, chances are it would need an additional $600 - $800 in repair before you would have a solid playing instrument. John

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        1. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: ALTO SAX

          if the horn has been well-cared for over the years you dont have to dump money into it.

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        2. by chalazon
          (547 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: ALTO SAX

          I like the Yamahas

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