Opinions needed for purchasing a professional Alto Sax!
I live in Los Angeles, CA. My cousin lives in another country and he has been playing saxophone since he was 5. He is now 21 and very good at playing sax but he is still playing his entry level Jupiter Alto sax. Unfortunately, there are not many options and the price of saxophones are pretty high at where he lives. Therefore, I want to get a professional Alto sax form LA and send it to him, but I would like to know your opinion on what options are there for a decent priced, good sound and build quality professional Alto saxophone? He mentioned good brands such as Selmer and Yamaha but I would appreciate if I can get your feedback on what Saxophone (Brand & Model name) to choose for him. Price up to $3000 should be fine but if it is lower it would be way better. Please note that we are looking for a brand new saxophone.
I'd greatly appreciate your input. Thanks.