This instrument is almost 100 years old en is functioning perfect. It has been overhauled a year ago. It is an easy blowing instrument with a lot of power and an open, bright and powerfull sound. The lacquer is long gone, so there is an almost green patina and the engraving is a little vague at some points. The neck has been pulled down in the past, has been restored to its original shape and has been reinforced with brass plasters. The intonation is fine, so no problems there. It is a cool instrument with a great vintage look.