I've been playing saxophone actively for almost 11 years. I have never seen a better deal on a saxophone than this. The horn plays very well, has smooth action, and the tone quality is great especially when paired with your favorite mouthpiece and a great reed. When I picked it up for the first time, I thought I was gonna play a horn with bad intonation and poor action, and I said, Wow! NO WAY!! it was phenomenal.