Saxophones are available in different types which you need to know well at the time of purchase. It is better to ask the music store owner about the different varieties available and if possible have a look at the catalog as well. As a beginner you may not be aware of which could be the best pieces to consider. It is for this reason you need to take an experienced person along with you for the purchase. Before that you could even check the internet to get an idea of the different varieties of saxophones available in the market. Besides getting an idea about the varieties available you can even compare prices of different brands available and depending upon your budget settle for the most affordable saxophone. Cheaper varieties are available but their durability may not be guaranteed. Renting a saxophone in the initial stages is a good idea after which a high end variety could be considered as you master the art.