This Paxman Descant is from the earliest years of Paxman's horn output. It is a model T1 - made of unlacquered yellow brass with a fixed bell. It has a very large guard/patch on the bottom of the bell bow and on the inside of the throat but is a fine player. Where else can you get a Paxman descant for $3,000! Paxman Alexander Fixed Bell copy case included.