just a note to say I'm floored with the sound, intonation, and mechanics of cball curved soprano I bought a few months back. All around far superior to my old MK VI............i mean in every way. Once you get past the jokes (what happened, did your wife stick ur sax in the dryer?) about it not being cool to play a curved sop, and then you play it...........then the players are comin' and saying....wow, what a sound. Maybe I got lucky and got a rare one, but I'd say they're worth a look for those in the market.