Advice on Sax Alto VS Sax Tenor
(Laval, Quebec, Canada)
I have rented for last 3 months a Selmer Sax Alto to see if I was able to play and ultimately buy one, if I liked it. I just LOVE it , and I am ready to make the investment. I was strongly advice ( 3 people) to go for a Yamaha, so I tried and compared YAS 275 and 475 and also a Buffet Crampon. Now I was ready to make the move but they don't come cheap and now I have a lingering question for anyone who can provide his advice!
I have started with an Alto, because I was told it was for the beginner, which is still what I am. But, the type of music I hope I can play at some point is Jazz / Latin type music mainly. Knowing that Tenor are more used for Jazz music /tunes, I wonder if I should continue lessons and buy a less expensive Sax Alto instrument knowing that I will make the switch at some point to a sax Tenor instrument ?
I intend to make an long term investment. I will never be a professional but hope to play for next 30 years! so i am not buying to sell in 3 years... So if I am to make one significant investment what should it be? or am I been to ambitious and should stick to making good progress on sax Alto and if i become good enough , then make the switch to sax Tenor and buy another one ?!
Thank you for anyone who's got experience and willing to share insight!