Re: Some Brief Help about buying a new Sax
The AS-400 to 700s aren't going to really bring about much in the way of improvements. They are just replacement models for the 300, after the Selmer USA models were outsourced to Asia and re-named with higher AS numbers. You have many good options out there, depending on how much you want to spend. If you are on a tighter budget, a used Yamaha 52 can usually be found in great shape for about $800,(A great intermediate horn) or you can get into a used Yamaha 62 for anywhere between $1,300 and $1,800 or in the $2,000+ range for a used Selmer Super Action 80. Steve Goodsen has some nice brand new models, at great prices. His Orpheo model has 2 necks, and more features and is an outstanding value and sax. His top of the line Saxgourmet and Steve Goodsen Models have been rated beyond the best.