I'm a Yamaha fan. I've got the 82 Z custom in the alto, and the loaner I had for college was a soprano of the same family. The tone, action, speed, key noise, and the way it looks makes it one of the best horns money can buy. I would recommend this horn to all players, jazz and classical alike, as this horn is versatile. Paired with a great mouthpiece, you can't go wrong with a Yamaha!