In addition to cello, my daughter wanted to take up saxaphone. Specifically, Baritone Sax. When we went to arrange for one–a rent to own arrangement, they didn’t have any Bariton saxes in stock. The sales clerk recommended an alto sax to start with. It’s half the size, one octave up, and so played the same way. So she could start on that and switch when the Baritone Sax came in.
Well, the baritone sax was long back ordered. No real explanation why. However, it arrived today.
Once she got it home she just had to put it together and try it out.