Re: HELP!!! need information!
hey im new to this site, but i know quite a bit about saxes
i'd stay away from vintage horns for now...new horns are good enough for someone new to tenor.
Yahamas are of very good quality/value, and I also like selmer paris. I have a student (who had an account on this site) wanting to buy a new tenor. He bought a ref. 54 and loves it, although it may be a little too much for your spending. I tried out the Yamahas and I was, frankly, IMPRESSED. I'd go ahead and get the pro series yamahas instead of the 62 or 475 because after them you wont need to go through the hassle of selling your 62 or 475 to get a better horn. but then again, yamahas are just great horns so whatever you get from them will most likely be good.
I dont know about jupiter tho. I'd stay w/ Yamaha. look to spend at the max. 27000-3000 bux for now. If you're sure you want to play tenor for a long time, get somethin fancier...that 82z unlaquered really catches my eye...