Re: Boston Brand Saxophone
Well I got my new Boston Alto Sax last week, and it was kind of disappointing. To begin, the cork in the neck was coming off, one of the screws in the ligature did not tighten, and the holding clip of the outer zipper of the case broke. I took it to the store yesterday and got it change for a new Boston Alto Sax. I went home and try it, with my old Selmer Bundy Sax mouth piece and it sounded good, a few squeaks. I don’t know if that is because it’s been 16 years since I play a sax, but beside that I got a good response. However I am still not completely satisfied with the Boston Alto Sax, and with the store that sold it to me. They claim that they sell instruments for beginner students, and to me that is a great responsibility on your shoulder, because if you want a beginner student to continue advancing in his musical career, his first instrument should produce in him excitement and joy when playing it. It should be one of the most pleasant experience and encouraging experience, which should motivate him to keep on learning and advancing in his musical career. It is sad to hear of these music stores that claim to be there to help the beginner musical student, but their real objective is to make money off them. I am in the process of seeing two used sax (one an Armstrong Alto Sax, for $120.00 and the other a Selmer Bundy Alto Sax, for $250.00) to buy. Both probably need overhaul and maintenance, but the craftsmanship in top of the line. I wish I would have gone that route first, but so much for spill tears. Let me pick up the pieces and get one of those sax, have it repair and continue to enjoy my musical venture. Advice to the beginner musical sax student, please buy either new or old, well know brand saxophones, please stay away from these cheap sax, they seem to be what all expert have been posting on all forums, use for one time and not reparable instruments.
Alejandro Morales Franco