When I found this trumpet, I was looking for a next step up, a horn that really projects, and something to catch the eyes of my audience. I was pleased that to find that this BAC masterpiece fit all of my needs and more. The sound is irreplaceable. The large bore and copper bell add a full resonant sound. The heavy caps and engraving always brings in compliments after shows. Truly one of my best investments and something that all devoted brass players should add to their collection.