Went to Nashville New and Used and played one of the altos. It was solid. Played fine in all registers, although I didn't get to put it up to a tuner. It was a beautiful horn too. I also got the chance to play a Buescher (not sure which model, but vintage) and a The Martin Imperial. I liked the sound of the Martin's upper register better, but it had problems in the lower register so I couldn't really evaluate that. However I would have picked The Bird over the Buescher. Maybe if they get a soprano in...