Buying an instrument can be a confusing and difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be! You just have to know what features you want, your price range for spending, and a reputable source for your purchase. You can consult with a private teacher, band director, or even your local repair technician. Above all else, make sure that the instrument is a good fit for you.
For more helpful information, check out the NAPBIRT guide to buying an instrument. You can find it here.