What can you say about an 8D that I haven't already said. That big dark American sound, the open feeling in the low register, this horn has all of that! Made of lacquered Nickel, this horn has the expected wear and tear but is in overall good condition. Lacquer is missing in many places and there are many dings throughout. The finger hook has been re-positioned. Other than that it is a solid 8D at a great price. You don't have to worry about carrying it in those monstrous 8D cases as this one comes with a Protec fixed bell case (one zipper broken). Compression is good at a 2.1, make this a great gift for someone going away to college!