For those contemplating buying a secondhand instrument in this price range here is a good alternative option. This is Jupiter's entry level alto which is of reasonable quality & certainly represents good value. It is easy to play & is backed up a by a five year factory warranty. If your budget extends further than this you should consider the Jupiter 700 intermediate model or for a more robust better sounding instrument a secondhand Temby professional. Please Note: While there are new instruments available from other countries that cost significantly less, The Music Place only chooses to stock products that we know meet our stringent quality demands so that you may be assured of playability, reliability and resale value from all our instruments.