Just thought I'd share. I bought this because it was in pristine condition. Just now getting around to a quality rebuild. The shop said they believe its original lacquer, and based on the action, just hadn't been used much. Case, mp, strap and lyre all original too. It plays wonderfully. In comparing with my Yamaha, its a little throatier, maybe darker? The biggest surprise, is the action is actually as fast and light as the Yami, maybe moreso, the Yami is great condition too. Gotta love those lacquered, pointed key cups, soldered tone holes, and the wire guards. Just another testimony, that they really were making great horns by modern or any standards.