I so badly want to tell you I am allergic to feathers too, but it just isn't true. Did you know you can buy toothbrushes made out of bamboo now, and knitting wool for making socks?Some people are plain hard to please!
“Saxes made from recycled bamboo, decorated with tasteful pictures of non-endangered songbirds.”
Will do!Excellent. Have fun.
Make sure that you get your teacher to check the sax thoroughly on Monday. As well as general playability (are there any leaks) he/she should look for any serious manufacturing flaws (bent posts or rods, keyguards loose, bad soldering).
And with any new sax, even an expensive one, it is worth getting it set up properly by a technician.
The difference between a poor setup and a good setup is surprisingly noticeable.
My teacher told me the other day how he had become increasingly dissatisfied with his tenor sax playing, despite increasing his practice time on tenor (he mostly plays alto and bari). But then he got the saxophone serviced, and suddenly he could play well after all!.