Hi to all! I am fairly new here and am in territory I am strangely infamiliar with. My oldest son is the Sax player and I am still the purchaser of many things...
We have never purchased a sax in the past, he has been playing 8-9 years now and is still going strong but has always played whatever instrument was available through the schools or his instructors.
We have found a Selmer Bundy Tenor w/ Serial 380XXX and the owner has it listed as vintage. I have tried to find some info on it but can't find much other than buy/sell type stuff and a general info site that doesn't tell us what this sax is classified as... student, intermediate, pro, etc
It does have 2 dents on the bow but the seller states "nothing to really speak of" - we want to go check it out but my son is worried about that alone as well as the fact that the lacquer has been removed and the sax has had an antiquing process put on it so it looks... patinaed for lack of better term.
Any advice to give us on this particular sax?
We are looking for a very high quality intermediate or really preferably a pro horn but I am trying to stay under $800- He will still be buying a mouthpiece and possibly 2... He needs the hard rubber just to have and a metal MP for more of a jazzy type "sound" as well as magnification- He currently plays in the marching band in college but he plays many instruments and although not majoring in music, he "jams" with many friends and has talked of getting a band together.
I just want to make our first purchase for him something he can keep/use for quite some time before upgrading hisself in the future.
Thx for any input