I've played a yani, a yamaha, a conn naked lady, and a whole bunch of low end copies like holton, vito, and signet. My favorite by far is Yani. I've played a whole bunch of saxes from their particular brand, and I love them. Amazing sound, stays in tune, not harsh in the upper register, well made, cheaper than other saxes in their range, and vbery reliable. Never had a problem with them and I don't anticipate ever having one. I will never play anything else.