I was looking to get myself a tenor after about five years of just alto. I have had various tenors over the years including Selmer, Yanagisawa and Yamaha 62 (by far the best). I have limited funds and was looking for a basic tenor, nothing fancy. As I live not far away I visited Woodwind and Brass to rule out the Bauhaus. I spent a long time in their kitchen trying various horns and mouthpieces looking for faults. I was quite disappointed with the pull through that comes with the sax. The case is a bit light weight. The engraving looks like it was done before being laquered. That's it. The last new sax I bought was about 32 years ago - a student Beucher. By comparison the Bauhaus is a world away. It is a really solid and well made instrument. It effortlessly played from top to bottom with a student mouthpiece. I wanted to dismiss the bronze as just a fashion thing but ended up buying one - somehow it sounded better. I have a bit of a sore mouth from too much playing and my beautiful alto has not been out of it's case. I have only had it for a couple of days and will keep you updated but so far I am amazed. The people at WW&B are really knowledgable and friendly and, even though it was out of my price range, insisted I try the new "antique finish" M2- looks good.