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Dave Hep

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+1 for the patience and luck. I started my bari journey in 2009 with a Gear4music one via eBay with a claimed “stuffy middle G”, which research suggested was not unusual in a bari. So I risked about half the list price, dug some excess hot melt glue out of its top joint, and was merrily on my way. But I hankered after a Yamaha, so when a very well-priced one came up a couple of years later in the Yard Sale I just had to go for it. The G4M was sold for more than I originally paid. Then when #2 son was off to uni, he wanted a not-too-precious bari. Last year a Sakkusu one came up on eBay, realistically described (“if you want a high quality baritone sax this is not it”) and priced, given that work was likely to be needed. I was even lucky enough to engage the attention of our very own Steve Howard to do the work, along with a review. So we ended up with a usable recently serviced bari for about half the new price.

So - good luck with your search!
Thanks. It'll probably a case of 'beggars can't be choosers' when I get there.

Dave
 

h4yn0nnym0u5e

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Thanks. It'll probably a case of 'beggars can't be choosers' when I get there.
That’s the benefit of being patient, of course. By the time you get there, you’ll have a good idea of what sells for how much, and you can decide whether to keep looking, waiting and building up the funds or jumping in. So in a sense you probably have the opportunity to be a chooser, not a beggar!
 

Dave Hep

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That’s the benefit of being patient, of course. By the time you get there, you’ll have a good idea of what sells for how much, and you can decide whether to keep looking, waiting and building up the funds or jumping in. So in a sense you probably have the opportunity to be a chooser, not a beggar!
Good point; I hadn't thought about it like that.
 
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