The Reference altos are really great modern altos that can play any style of music. This one is fairly focused with a lot of power and leans on the brighter side of the spectrum. It's got 99% of it's original lacquer left, no past repairs, pads in good condition, and it's ready to play gigs!!! Ask about the TM Pro Setup with a bell solder to take this horn to the next level. Contact Simon for more info.