I too have recently been seduced by the sax. My partner (RC) aquired a "C Melody" (C Tenor) sax just before Christmas and I found it so easy to get started on just from my basic knowlege of Whistle and Recorder playing. And its in the right key for playing with trad instruments without loads of accidentals or transposing. The only ones available are now vintage instruments (1920`s) but they can be found in abundence in the US and with a bit of research, there plenty of woodwind technicians to be found who will do a refeurb to bring these hand made instruments back to playing order. I love their sound and now have 3 "C Mels" in various stages of refurbishment. Looking forward to getting them fully functional so I can start learning propperly. Go on Mooh.........take the plunge and get yourself one......I bet you will love it! :-).