Thank you all for your knowledgeable replies. As to why my daughter didn't like the Conn. All she says is that she didn't like the feel and the way it played. It sounded fine to me, but I am not the player. I have found a Yamaha YTR 2335 online at Sam Ashe for 579.99. It states A quality used. Do you think this would be a smart purchase. Or should I buy new. It states list for this trumpet is $906. Thanks again all.