I never thought this day would come. Finally, ONE of my children (the last of four) wants to play the sax. The school offers rentals from 2 different companies - identical cost, but different instruments. One company offers a Yamaha model YAS-200AD for $35/mo and the other offers a Jupiter for $35/mo. The band director recommends them both equally. The company that offers the Jupiter is a local store, and we purchase all our guitars, amps, etc. from them. http://www.advancemusicvt.com/ and have always enjoyed great service. The other company, http://ellismusic.com/company_info.php offers the Yamaha, and is a more traditional school band instrument company. I know I could let my son (Donovan, age 9) use one of Mom's - but I think it is important that he feels like it belongs to him. Help!???