I played bari from 6th grade 'til graduating from college, then quit. Big mistake! 25 years later my 12 y.o. daughter has taken up the alto. Her school rental Buffet Evette is in terrible shape, so I'm looking to buy her a starter. I've located an Armstrong that needs new pads but otherwise seems to be in great shape; smooth action, nice finish, no dents. I would appreciate any comments on the Armstrong brand. General quality, market value, etc... THANKS.
general quality it is good, but for playing faster passes teh action gets swampy. they wont hold value like a selmer or yamaha will, but they will be worth the resale in e neighborhood of 400-500 usually