I just graduated from college with a Bachelor of Music Ed. My primary instrument, ever since middle school, is baritone sax, so naturally I own two (a B&S 1000 and a Mark VI low A). I have never played tenor, so I was out browsing garage sales for cheap instruments and I came across this tenor. I know its a Buescher stencil, but I couldn't pass up the price (wanted $100, negotiated $80). Several pads are pretty trashed and it lacked a mouthpiece, but I placed my alto mouthpiece on it and I was able to get a powerful sound from top to bottom, including altissimo range (which I have trouble on alto with). My repairman said he can give it a "bandaide" for $40, which is replacing the worst pads and giving it an adjustment. Is it worth totally fixing up? I know I already love it, but I'm not sure if I'd just be sinking money into something.