I am changing instrument and after renting a horn for a short time I have decided that I would like to buy one of my own. The one I was renting was only a student one really, but I wanted to try the instrument out and it's all band had available at the time. I am willing to be flexible on budget, but would prefer new rather than second hand. I am moving from cornet and was a fairly decent player (high register was the problem, hence the change, and I can comfortably get to a D above stave on tenor horn so it appears to be a good move for me - I hope to improve this further with more practice) and have just been offered a seat in a band on solo horn. I don't think I want an absolute top of the range horn, but nor do I want anything that is for "student to intermediate players" as you see so often on adverts. Tempt me with your horns, please! Pros and cons would be great.. along with approximate prices! Sorry in advance for any arguments this might start.