OK, more questions, much appreciation to everyone sharing their expertise. Due to the LOUSY weather last weekend I did not get to look at the Getzen Severinsen, and another horn popped up in my 250 mile radius. It's a Besson International in very, very nice shape, has "Kanstul" and USA stamps. Same $600 price range as the Severinsen, looks to be in excellent condition.
This is meant to be a step up horn for my young son, he plays in concert and jazz bands and his Yamaha YTR will become his practice horn. What are your thoughts on these two horns for that purpose?
Again, mucho thanks for all sharing all your expertise - this is a great community!