The Mark VI Soprano saxophone is one of the coolest sopranos ever made. People say that tuning can be wonky, but when they are setup correctly I've never had any issues that a normal soprano doesn't have! The benefit to a VI soprano is very simple, it's the sound. They have such a big sound that isn't "nasally" like many sopranos. They are the perfect balance of lows, mids and highs. This particular soprano is in a great serial range! It's original lacquer with 90%+ remaining. It's had a bell flair repair and The thumb rest resoldered on. Someone replaced the plastic one with a metal one (newer). It has nice pads with plastic resonators. This thing plays top to bottom great and has an exquisite sound! The new owner will be VERY happy. Please contact email@example.com for more info.