This is a 1957 LadyFace, almost new pads. I took the instrument apart, changed all cork and felt, a few of the upper pads. I regulated the instrument to sound and intonate perfect. It has the kind of sound Dexter Gordon had when he played on a Conn also: broad and fat. You can make the sound also sharp when you want to and you can really scream out loud! what a marvellous instrument Conn made back in the days!