Despite the obvious wear on this Holton H179, the valves are tight! They measure 1.3 - excellent! The valves are the heart of a horn. A horn with loose valves will feel 'swimmy' and won't center well. This horn has lots of dings and lacquer wear, but it has a good 'heart'. Think of it this way,,, you won't dread getting that 'first dent' - it's already there.
This is a perfect first double horn for a young player looking to move up!
hard shelled zip up Fixed bell case included.