After owning and selling several of these Borgani Jubilee tenors, I'm happy to say I'm back. They are just so much fun to play - a huge tenor sound that can be pushed without becoming edgy. I will say, after owning several Borgani tenors, they are all different, never mind the alloy. I have owned three Pearl Silver models and they were all different, the first very spread, the second focused, and this one in between. I mention this because of other posters finding one alloy much preferable over another, or even saying a certain alloy was to be avoided. Each individual Borgani tenor, in my experience, even when the alloy is the same, is different. I do hear a difference though between the individual alloys - the gold perhaps warmer, the Pearl Silver perhaps more complex, etc. Another factor is setup - Of course a major detriment is the price. This one was used, had been through the Tenor Madness setup, and I got it at a good price and I am very happy with it. If you are looking for a big Conn tenor sound with modern ergonomics and without the intonation quirks and can find one used, this might be for you. I'm happy to be back on the Borgani bandwagon.