Re: Baritone Sax
I think Kelsey has given some good advice. Getting a decent bari in good working condition, and suited for you individually, for $2500 would be tricky. You might find a used American bari from the 1960s for that price, but then you'd probably get hit with a substantial bill for an overhaul as well. Baris are expensive to maintain as well as to purchase. Then there's a good chance that one of those older horns might not be suited for you. Not a venture for the faint of heart. Think long and hard about yourself as a bari player, your commitment level, what you would want from a horn you might own (compromises are everywhere), and what you would be willing to do to achieve it. It's just not realistic to expect it to be delivered in a pretty package on Christmas day.