I’m happy to say that our daughter’s horn teacher has given us a very positive affirmation of the V8D. He’s been trying to sell us his truly vintage Conn 8D (it looks it, too), but now with his positive critique, we know that this was the right purchase for us. Thank you again. Please know that our daughter will put it to great use. She’s already performing with the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra, and just entering High School this fall, she should really shine.