I'm a hobby musician and will never be anything but that. However, I played baritone sax in high school and have missed the instrument a lot. It's possible to pick up a relatively cheap alto or tenor, but those just aren't the same for someone who most enjoys playing the bass line. A quality used baritone sax (heck, ANY used baritone sax) is impossible to find at a price affordable for a non-professional. A new and affordable one? Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd find it.
But here it is. I'm incredibly pleased with this saxophone.
I simply can't understand that something this good can be available at this price. I hesitated a long time before buying, because it's certainly not free. But it's less than half the price of anything else I've found worth considering, and it's WHOLLY worth the money. It's a solid build with great sound and nice key work, not only to my non-professional ears and fingers, but also to those of my brother-in-law, who plays sax semi-professionally.
You'll probably want a new mouthpiece and ligature, but that's about it. The saxophone itself is of great quality.
If you've longed for a baritone sax simply because you love the instrument, but you never thought you could afford one, you're in luck. Thomann has you covered.