If you're trying to get a nice dark sound this is the horn you should play. It's a large bore, gold brass Paxman model 20 (their most famous model!). This one has fabulous compression (1.4) and has an added Alexander Flipper and adjustable fingerhook. At some point in its history the bell tail was twisted, but expertly repaired. There are a few dings here and there but overall it's in good condition and ready to go. The lacquer is in excellent condition, and other than where the twisting occurred, it looks beautiful. All this and it includes a Marcus Bonna MB5 case!