To Repair My Tenor or Not?
I have a Bundy II tenor saxophone that I played from 1978 until 1985. I haven't touched it in 20 years but have decided it's about time I pulled it out and played it some.
It looks as though it will need all new pads, a good cleaning, and new cork. My local music store charges $375 for all of that. It also has a couple minor dents in it...not sure how much it would cost to fix those...and a new mouth piece. So I'm thinking I would be looking at $475+ in order to get this saxophone back into shape.
I'm just going to be playing it for fun and to my wife, 5 year old son, and 16 year old daughter.
Should I have this tenor sax repaired or would I be better off putting that money into a new starter/student/beginner tenor saxophone?
Thanks for your input.