For me first time purchase of a metal MP. Always played HR and liked what I heard. I bought the Link out of curiosity and was looking for a deep smooth tone. Well I found it, brand new out of the box , rails are even, lays flat on table and looks fine. Plays great its a 6* a little smaller then what I have been playing but I have to say for all the "complaints" regarding quality I have no issues. The tenor is a TW01 and the combination is fine up and down. It is playing so well I am sort of stunned at the result when I hear about the $500-600 price points for boutique set ups. Maybe I got lucky but with this MP I don't need to search for another. New horn ,new MP. Even the neighbors are happy.