I think we're being too rough on the OP. And I think some of us are confusing a visible bell seam (which one of my Getzen horns has) with a rough indentation along the bell in a zipper pattern (which none of my Getzen horns have). See my earlier post in this thread. He was looking for some validation/clarification from the TM community. I don't think he was trying to smear anyone on purpose. He's made contact with Getzen, and seems reassured. Getzen's make great horns. I own 4 of them. But in then end, if he's not sure about the horn (for any reason), he should consider returning it.