...Next in turn are two tenors. An "ultra cheap" gfourm (Yani copy) and a 1963 Dörfler & Jörka . Both are ok. I think gfourm is better for a beginner; good ergomoincs and a modern voice. Easier to move to another modern sax from a gfourm. The Dörfler & Jörka is a good sax as well. Body and bell...
I'd say this is the more pertinent issue. As a beginner what you need is a decent sax in good working order, which you already have in the 10M, and had in the Hanson.
By all means buy the Selmer if it'll make you happy. You can clearly afford it. This is not a problem most of us have!
IMO all beginners should start on a either a generalist Yamaha 3C or the classical Van Doren optimum AL3 or TL3 (use Van Doren traditional reeds with the optimum, a couple of 1 1/2 and 2s will do to start).
...63, recently retired, so got my saxophone out of the loft, where it's been snugly hidden for years.
Being self taught, I went from absolute beginner to beginner over the course of several painful years.
I own many Guest Spot books, and have developed my style based on Les Dawson's piano...
I think what you have written above is spot on, I think i have suggested this before but,
Can this same thread be run simultaneously with the beginners recordings thread. Some members seem to be on the brink of posting something but just don't quite make it