Hi All, As Mrs. eb Ben I've just been forced into the murky world of brass banding... and despite resisting for 10 years am having the time of my life! I'm playing the Tenor Horn, and am looking for an instrument. I was looking at something fairly entry level, but have been offered a Yamaha 601st, great condition (looks like it's only been played two or three times, and recently serviced about 10 years old) and am just wondering what would be a fair price for it? or whether I should run screaming in the opposite direction? The other things I've looked at have been the £200 student instruments from first brass and john packer (any comments on those as well?!) eb Ben would rather I spent £2.50 and gave him the rest for beer at Cheltenham, but we are willing to stretch if the Yam will be leagues ahead- but as I began with (amongst the wittering) what would people think a fair price?