When I was in high school, my parents offered to buy me a new horn to replace my Cleveland Superior cornet (which I still have for sentimental reasons, and which I used with the University of Michigan Marching Band). The local music store let me try a Selmer Radial, a Conn Studio model, a Yamaha and a Bach Stradivarius for six weeks. It was great. I tried and tried and tied to find best horn, which was obvious from the start. The Bach was clearly the most expensive (at about $400 40+ years ago), and I was trying in my mind to justify something cheaper for my mom and dad. My parents were okay with my decision, but the Bach was (and is) the best of the bunch.