It'll be crap. Ok as an ornament though. Don't forget, in this case, warm=dull.
so any advice is welcome
Nick, can you expand on your "crap" statement the reason i ask is.... I'm new to the sax and am constantly picking up tips/ideas/info through the cafe and also looking into buying a "older" sax (not as old as the tenor i may add) so any advice is welcome
I have to ask, though, why are you looking for an older sax?
You may need to ask yourself a few pertinent questions.
Are you the sort of person who prefers listening to vinyl lps, drives a vintage car which you maintain yourself, or uses a roll film camera and process the film yourself? If the answer to these is yes then a vintage sax may be the thing
Gosh!!!!!!!!!!! I won this sax ... what should i do next ?
Well done dude ! A very beautiful piece of craftsmanship that, I'm sure, will give you much pleasure to have in your home.
What should you do next ? The most important thing is to ensure that it isn't damaged before you get it home. Are you intending to collect it in person from the seller ? Collecting in person is what I'd do even if I had to make a long, and expensive, journey.
Second best, by a long way, is to get the seller to understand how important it is to give your tenor the maximum possible protection. Don't just assume they know how to pack a sax. It's heart breaking when a really old instrument that has survived so much is damaged by the oafs who work in parcel distribution.
If it's really not possible to collect in person sending this link may help.