Re: New Tenor Sax
You don't need to decide on what horn to buy before you try a lot of different ones. Try to line up a test session at a large music store - both vintage and modern. There are many discussions in here on this subject by the way.
As the owner of a 1960 Selmer Mark VI, I say break the bank, spend $4000++ and get one! Too much you say? How about $2500 for a Conn 10m from the late 1930's to the 1940's? Still too much? How about $1500 for a nearly new Yamaha 62? There's just a lot of possibilities for you. Do the rearch and take your time.