Re: Yamaha YAS 26 Alto Sax
Yamaha has taken the lead as the go to producer for
student instruments. They are produced cheaper in China today.
They are easy to work on if you need a technician. For a student line new instrument,
I would go no place else but Yamaha. But once you buy it, it is now used.
With that said, I personally would get an older student yamaha made in Japan off Craigslist. It will be heavier, made with a better brass mixture, and hold its value in the used market. You can get a good playing one in good condition for 650 or less. There are many more used saxophones out there than there are sax players.
But, some new players want a fresh, unused horn.
So pay that extra!!
I hope this helps.