To go along with my list of (Weekly) Yamaha altos. Caveats: First, the same as on the alto thread. Second, repairs on tenors are more expensive. I'm going to say to budget $500 US, but I'm going to look at horns that don't look like they need that much work. Third, set the bar lower. I'm going to look at folks' ads that are triple-digit feedback unless it's a really good deal. Fourth, I'll only update when I have time. ATM, I've taken some (prescription) drugs and I don't trust myself to do what I'm supposed to do, which is pay some bills. Fifth, to highlight, these are Buy-it-Now prices. You might be able to win an auction for a cheaper price. I've gotten a bit tired of bidding on auctions I don't win . Finally, most teachers/music programs don't start students on anything but alto and may require a specific make/model. Make sure you check with the person you're getting lessons from and/or the band leader of whatever band the student is playing in.