This is a really great Mark VII. The sound is clear, focused, and very powerfull. Very usefull in pop, funk, or as a lead alto in a big band, hornsection, whatever. It has been played a lot before it has been in a closet for at least 20 years, I did a complete overhaul. The lacquer isn’t complete, but the instrument is tight, no dents or previous repairs. Beautiful alto!