Re: Selmer Bundy fun
I just finished a refurb on a Bundy (not II) alto, and it's tone is so full and warm.
Basic/student model Bundys, Conns, and Kings don't get lots of ooohs and aaahs from standers by when you take them out of the case, but I've not ever been disappointed with how they play and sound once I've set them up.
It's understandable that players wanting a new-looking horn resort to cheap imports when they want to save a few bucks and don't know any better.
And then there's the folks caught in the trap that only the expensive collectable vintage horns are worth owning and playing.
I feel sorry for all of them.