When purchasing your first instrument, your first saxophone, you're probably going to be confronted with a lot of brands and a lot of conflicted information.
Now, you don't have to spend a lot of money for a good instrument. There are a lot of good horns out there that are in great condition that work fine for a beginner. A lot of great brands. Yamakasa. Yamaha. And the list goes on.
But a saxophone, a good saxophone can range from anywhere from three hundred dollars to five thousand dollars for a beginner saxophone.
The most important thing is that it's working and it's functioning correctly and sealing. If the pads are all sealing and the mechanisms are working.
So, it never hurts to have a good repairman on call. You should definitely make a, establish a good relationship with a good repairman.
Because an instrument changes from being, you know, moist and dry, hot and cold. And it's such a delicate instrument, unique in that fact, that if there's something out somewhere it can affect the rest of the horn.
There's a lot of things to consider when purchasing your first instrument.