This is the second time in recent history I have been impressed with an instrument made in the far east. It has the overall feel of something far more expensive. The tone is rich and warm, the valves having been lapped are positive and fast moving. The 1st and 3rd valve slides move effortlessly. It has been fully serviced, chemically cleaned and all of the consumables have been replaced with quality alternatives. It is supplied in its original well looked after back pack case complete with a JP mouthpiece.