Not a current model, or maybe they are the same, but the one I have is pretty good. I like it better than others I have played - Yam 52, MK VI, Yam 8something or other. These others were borrowed for the duration of various shows over the years. The Barone's intonation is very good. Very minor pad sticking issues - much better than the new 8something yam I played. Very comfortable to play. Didn't include a Barone mpc with mine, but it is very mouthpiece friendly.