Re: 1950s Bundy Tenor Sax worth repairing?
I would take it to a different shop to get a quote. Find a sax guy to look at it. It sounds high for a student horn overhaul.
I am not a Bundy fan so I would think long and hard about putting that much into a Bundy horn. That being said that era horns were decent. Stay away from the 70's Bundys they were experimenting with some wierd materials. Some were good some not so good.
I would look at a New Yamaha for a little more money because it may be that the Bundy needs alot of work and not worth it. I like Conn, buesher and Selmer vintage horns but I do like the Yamaha stuff I am seeing.
A good setup and the right mouthpiece is critical.