Please excuse the coming thread topic departure- Nobody plays a Harrelson and buys it for looks. I've got a couple Getzen 300's I use for experimentation. They are really good basic horns. I wouldn't call them a "student" horn because that is a marketing term. Rather I say they are a great choice for anyone one a limited budget. I had a Getzen Renaissance for a while. It was better. If I had to play an off the shelf horn any Getzen is a good choice. However, you simply cannot compare an off the shelf horn, Getzen, Bach, Yamaha, et.al., with a custom made Harrelson made to fit each player after an individual consultation with the horn builder master Jason Harrelson. His horns are simply in another league. I used to believe it was all BS, until I played one. Then I bought, then another, then another. Harrelson trumpets may look "wild", "cool", etc, but the reason they are the best selling custom made horn is because they work better, not look better.