I was looking at the Kessler and asking some of the people near me - band teacher, and a university professor and they each replied back that the Kessler were hard to maintain - that the repairs are expensive. They both ended up getting thier info from the repair main at a local music store. He is the one that gave them both the info on the Accent - it is of course the brand that his store sells so that is why I am asking if anyone has played one. My daughter is currently trying it out - it looks good but that is about all I know about them. I have asked her band teacher for his opinion - the aid is a sax player so asked for her opinion and will get the professors opinion if necessary. The professor is a sax teacher and is familiar with the alto accent and said he really liked it. He hadn't played an accent soprano though. The price is comparable to the Kessler if not a little more expensive. The band teacher said he would go with an accent over a jupiter. I just want something she can start out with and get her through HS, so don't want to spend too much and if she decides to continue on after, we could up grade at that time, but don't want her frustrated with a horn that is too cheap to play correctly.