After playing my first three years of study on a Buffet-Crampon (ideal for beginners who have not yet ear) I bought this saxophone and I have not changed since (15 years!).
I opted for the sax on the advice of my teacher at the conservatory for less than a Selmer, and excellent sound quality, sometimes better than the 80 Superaction Selmer home if it is maintained properly (regular review required ).
The choice of the beak is paramount, this is the first investment to make for any saxophone whatsoever. My teacher made me buy the first months a Selmer mouthpiece that I use ever since.
I use it for 4 months due to 3 times per week group, the more entrainment staff.
The sound is very pleasing, but the beak chosen is important.
I have small fingers, so I have some problems with certain keys, but not this specifiers instrument, the saxophone is for all.
I started with a Eastmman, bought in Germany. Very good for beginner to someone who has not yet affte ear to sounds, because very quickly we became aware of the defects.
A ct of Eastman, YAS 62, is perfect. The sound is less round with a Selmer, but equally enjoyable.
I find it expensive all the same, even and especially second hand.
I do not regret buying, and probably Rasht.