Re: Is the LA Sax Big Lip alto a good sax for beginner?
I think you made a wise decision in getting the YAS-23. There are lots of saxes that look nice but are not good horns. LA Sax (RIP) was an importer and marketer that got horns from a variety of sources. A couple of their models have gotten praise, but the Big Lip isn't one of them. LA Sax gained a wide reputation as big on show, short on go.
When it comes time to move up from your Yamaha, shop carefully and remember that appearances can be deceiving.