Ok, I just bought a lightly used Jupiter student model off Ebay for $51. I want to check out their build quality and this seemed like the easiest and best way to find out. Other then a wrinkle in the bell the trumpet looks like it has never been used it shows no signs of surface wear at all. I want to try their XO Professional model once I get my chops and technique back up to snuff. Since I am not familar with their products build quality I figured this student trumpet would be a good way to get a look at how they are built in terms of fit and finish and attention to detail. I am sure givent he nature of the company that they would probably not send me one to play test! The price though is very appealing to someone that does not perform with their instrument and only does it as a hobby. I was also thinking that at some point my Son might ask for a new trumpet that is of proffesional quality. Since I only really respect build quality and sound quality and am not brand loyal price is a big factor to me! If anyone is familar with the sound of the their XO pro line and the real world durability and such I would love to hear about your experinces. I really value first hand real world experince over marketing hype and dealer's and manufactures web pages etc........ It is a 600M that I got for $51 and I think it has the Moneal valves but I wish it had been the model that comes with Stainless Steel valves. I could not believe that Jupiter offers Stainless Steel valves standard on their entry level student trumpet for lower maintence??? They also offer Nickle Silver and Moneal valves. Their Pro models come with two different tuneing slides and you get two set's of buttons and you get standard bottom caps and heavy bottom caps oh and their is option of standard or revervesd leadpipe. Of course none of that means anything if they do not sound great and hold up well etc..... I used the search functiona nd turned nothing up under Jupiter Trumpet so hopeful someone will have some good info!