Hey everyone, I was hoping I could get some advice from this forum.
I have a Dave Guardala saxophone that I'm looking to sell, and to be honest I don't know where to begin. I've done a ton of research online, and basically all I've found is that Dave Guardala was a big scam-artist, but that he made good products. I'm relatively sure that my sax is a DAVE GUARDALA TENOR SAXOPHONE DG-500SP, its silver plated, has "New York, USA" engraved on the bell, and is still a beautiful instrument. The serial number is 00709.
I bought the sax about 8 years ago, and it had one user before me. I played and took excellent care of it for about 3 years, and its basically been sitting in my closet since then. I'd love to try to pick it back up, but I'm in law school now and I just simply don't have the time. I'm hoping that it can help me pay for some tuition and maybe an engagement ring (that's scary for me to say).
Basically, does anyone know what this sax might be worth? I live in the DC area, are there any well know reputable music shops that anyone could recommend I take it to? I just want to make sure I get the full value of this instrument, and that it finds some better use than sitting in a closet. Thanks for any help!