The Yamaha 201 is great for a beginning baritone player. It has great tone quality and intonation as well as easy playing partials. I've played on this horn for about 5 years. The only thing that I want with this would be a compensating 4th valve, which is Yamaha's 600 series. A perfect horn for a great price. This is a real, hands on product review by Sean at Sam Ash Indianapolis.