So i am looking for my first saxophone to buy. I've been playing clarinet in the ball park for 10ish years started playing saxophone over the summer with a school's sax that I've rented. So far it's really come secondhand and I've had no trouble picking it up after about a half a month of playing. Well, this is a rental horn, so it's not going to be mine forever, so now seems like a good time for me to buy one.
I've seen a lot of positive things about Kessler's and have looked into them. So now I'm wondering what are the differences between the kessler performance or standard, if there are any besides price and its engraving, and which one would be better for playing jazz. Also, feel free to shoot any suggestions for other horns that are as good in the 500-700 range.
As a side note, what would be a good mouthpiece to look into for jazz cause I'm pretty sure I could do better than my yamaha 5c mouthpiece