Another newbie looking for advice on first tenor sax.
But before you start blasting me about using the search function and reading past posts, I have for several hours and most of the time it just makes me more confused. The reason people come to these forums and ask these kinds of questions is...
1) We’ve never been here before.
2) We don’t know squat when starting out.
3) We want the advice of experts or people who have experience (been there done that).
I work in IT and a lot of the time get frustrated when people ask (what I think) to be simple or stupid questions or want me to take them by the hand and walk them through it. “Duh….can’t you use Google or a search function”. But then I step back and realize it isn’t their area of expertise and maybe, just maybe they don’t feel comfortable even when they do. Maybe they are looking for a little assurance.
Ok, with that all said here is my situation.
My musical tastes have changed to where I just listen to Classical and Jazz and more so Jazz lately. I’m really into listening to people play the tenor sax! I’ve always wanted to play an instrument, have halfheartedly tried piano and guitar without a teacher. I’m trying to catch up with a guy only 3 miles away who has the musical degree background, actively performs and who has been giving lessons for the past 10 years. So I’m going to do it right this time. Oh and I’m 47 if that matters.
So I’m looking to get into tenor sax with a budget of $800 -$1000 for everything. New or vintage doesn’t matter but I don’t want to end up getting used that will require a lot of work.
Looking for advice on make & model. Where to obtain one and that could be reputable on line dealer, store, marketplace here or a reputable member who sells.
I greatly appreciate any advice or guidance, and I truly mean that.
Thank you for your time.