Re: Yamaha Soprano on ebay
It's actually a GREAT horn and a great value. Many professionals play the 475. When I bought a soprano (with a $2000 budget) it was among the 3 or 4 models I chose from. As with all large purchases on ebay, though, make sure you have an evaluation period with the instrument or are able to really verify it's condition. Saxophones (sopranos, especially) are prone to bent bodies, which can through off their intonation and abilty to stay in proper adjustment. Also, have an idea about how much money you will need to spend to have a repair tech put the horn into perfect playing condition. But overall, a great horn and totally worth looking into.