This trumpet is special and I hesitate to list it. I adopted it as my personal go-to instrument and I just love the way it plays. It is open and dark and so very responsive. The raw brass with silver patina actually draw a lot of crowd attention--everyone wants to know the story behind this horn! Its life has not been long enough to have historical interest, but I must admit that it is one of those instruments that seems to have a soul of its own. Taylor has since made me a custom instrument and I just can't let this trumpet sit on a shelf in silence. Another perk is that with the glorious patina it has now, it can only grow more beautiful with your touch.