Re: Buying a new Alto Saxophone - Any Suggestions?
Well, if you're worried about price depreciation, go for a good vintage sax. Try looking int the vintage saxophone section here on the website, for some ideas.
As far as buying new, I don't recommend buying an intermediate horhn, like a 475. Go for a lower to middle end pro sax. The best horn for the money out there right now is the Yamaha Yas-62II. You should probably stay away from Selmer, because of price, though they just came out with a new intermediate-type line of saxes called the Lacroix series I think...you might look into those, I don't know much about them. Also look into the Yanagisawa 901.