I just recently picked this up from USAHORN.com for $1400 as is. It is by far the best conn I have ever played. This is in no way a con. (Heh Heh). It has been relaquered, but I am going to get it replated, when I can afford it. I had David Wright play this with his RPC and he sounded like God playing from Heaven. I told him that I am going to get it restored and he said, "Why?" He could get altissimo out, (like I can as well), But as easy as cutting butter with a hot knife. Maybee not that easy, but I can making it sound like it was meant to play another octave normally. It has probably thirty year old conn resos on it, maybee older, but this sax is great! it has the more ergonomical key work. I love it. I had to replcae the Palm ey pads, and the G key, and not neccessary but the "B" and "Bb" pads as well. The engraving is not the sharpest, but it is sharp none the less. I might even have the laquer stripped, and have it re-engraved, and have it given a matte finish maybee even sandblasted, but I am going to put on Some Music Medic pads, and Maestro Resos. If this was not an all right deal I do not know what is, The bow has some dings that can be "Rubbed" out. But if I can whisper into the mouthpiece and get a low "Bb", what does it matter?