Anyone Know about These Bli Nikole Saxes on Ebay from Seattle?
I'm just starting out and was looking for a Yamaha YAS 23, but came across this Bli ad on ebay. I can't find anything on the internet about them.
I copied the ad and link from ebay below, please let me know if you think this is valid and a better choice than yamaha. Thanks much, Barry
Bli is a small but special music shop in the Greater Seattle area that Specializes in student instruments. Bli doesn’t offer gimmicks or candy coated promises. What we offer is a realistic low priced, New Nikole USA, Alto Saxophones are designed by Dr. Paul Shelden (Dean of music Brooklyn collage NY & Julliard graduate), using only the finest imported pads and tonal construction (see FACT: below).
Silver Plated Alto Saxophone
Designed by Dr. Paul Shelden, Dean of Music at Brooklyn College, NY
* Hi F# Key
* Hi Quality Seesaw Keys (Bb)
* Adjustable Thumb Hook
* Large Neck Strap Ring
* Same Hi Quality Pads as Yamaha
* Power Forged Keys
* Fully Hand Engraved Detachable Bell
* Adjustable Bell Felts
* U.S. made # 5 Med. Mouthpiece
* 3 Point Body Brace
* Deluxe Hard Canvas Case
* FREE 2 pcs Sz 3 Vandoren Reeds ~ $7.75 Value
* FREE professional care kit w/Chamois Swab ~ $18.00 Value
* FREE Bli Music Stand w/ carrying bag ~ $20.00 Value
* 2 year no hassle Limited Warranty
Bli Guarantees, every single Nikole USA Saxophone is carefully un-packed, meticulously prepared and tuned by the top certified NAPBIRT technician (30 yr) in the NW. When your child opens that case, the Saxophone can honestly be played at a professional level concert hall. That’s the Bli GUARANTEED Promise . . . !
FACT: Most New Saxophones sold on the internet claim they’re teacher / educator approved, but the fact is, they are Not..! It costs an additional $120 ~ $280 to have a New Sax prepared and tuned by a certified technician to honestly play & meet MENC educator standards.
At Bli every Saxophone is Professionally Hand Tuned by a Certified NAPBIRT Technician, GUARANTEED. . !
FACT: Most Used brand name student Saxophones sold on the internet look New claiming they've been used “gently" or a few times”. But the fact is, they are complicated instruments & the slightest abuse by a child results in very expensive repair work..! As band & orchestra parent volunteers, we get to see first hand what kids really do to these expensive, delicate name brand Saxophones. Kids think if the Sax is in the case it's OK to slam & throw it around. We’ve seen kids run & slide their Sax cases down the school hall like a bowling alley, to them there’s no harm done. The reality is, no matter how good a used Saxophone appears, (especially a Student model), it probably needs $160 ~ $300 of repair work just get it to play right again.
FACT: Would you let your child use a stranger's toothbrush..? Even if the used Saxophone is in perfect condition, did you know that it costs $120 ~ $200 to Sanitize a Saxophone? If not you could risk your child to serious health issues.
Manufacturer: Nikole USA
List Price: $1175.00 +
Item Condition: New
Buy it Now Price: $529.00
Year Made/Model: 2004
BLI Limited Warranty: 2 Year
MENC / Educator approved:
Guaranteed & Certified.