Re: New to Sax (from the perspective of an ex-oboist)!
Cant really argue much with a 62, though when I compared one to my 475, I thought the 475 sounded much better. Ive heard that some 475s are better than others though. It might have been because Id played the 475 for about 6 years compared to a couple minutes with the 62, but the only yamaha i tried that outclassed my 475 was an 875, and I would have had to get a different neck.
Be careful on ebay- more pictures the better.