I'm a professional trumpet player. I've accumulated many vintage trumpets in the last few years, so I'm selling off one of my horns to make some room in my closets! This trumpet was purchased by my parents in 1998, when I was a freshmen in HS. I played it until 2002, when I upgraded to a Pro model. This horn is classified as a intermediate horn. The lacquer finish is worn in many places, as you can see. But the horn has no major dings or dents. Also, nothing is stuck. Every slide and cap is free. This would make a great trumpet for a new player. This horn is way better than the cheap Chinese horns you can find on eBay for $200. If you don't mind the spotty lacquer, this is the horn for you! Brand new, this horn costs $1800!