This alto was overhauled with black roo pads and metal resonators in the not so distant past. The key work is fairly tight and the work done was very solid. If we were to nitpick the work, we could make it play better (we're big nerds), but the horn plays up and down as is and is ready to go out on the gig. It's original lacquer with 90+% left. Euro engraved with a couple of very well done re-solders on the F# guard and one on the C key guard. The neck had a pull down at some point and was repaired very well. The octave pip and octave key guide were resoldered at some point, but again, it was done very well. This horn plays with a huge sound that is medium dark, but very very powerful. Tuning is fantastic and the altissimo is effortless! It's truly a great alto for someone that wants a fatter alto sound with plenty of drive behind it. Please contact Simon for more information.