I'm totally new to the sax. Last thanksgiving I purchased a tenor to play in a band I joined. Not having a clue, I purchased a used sax off Craigslist. It is a Selman. I've since done plenty of research and have heard all the horror stories about these things. I've been playing guitar since i was a kid and know that cheap knock-offs can still be made to play fairly well if you're willing to put a little time and money into them. I did find a tech that tried to set it up. making a few adjustments and replacing a couple pads. I went to buy a new mouthpiece from another dealer and he said that the mouthpiece was a pretty good knock-off of a Selmer. it has a pretty good size baffle and very thin walls. I seem to be doing pretty well with it but my biggest worry is if something actually snaps or breaks off. is anybody familiar with these copies. I'm trying to find a parts supplier now before something breaks and was hoping that maybe they copied the Selmer to the point that some of the parts may fit. thanx for any input.