I played one of these back when they were new. My impression was that it played great. However I am a much better player now and doubt my ability was good enough then to really make an assessment. I think the Global series is when CB really started making top quality horns and I think there is a post somewhere on the site with a CB rep saying that. At that price point I would probably watch for a Stone series. You will probably pay a little more for it. However if you get this one down a couple hundred it might be good.