I have a really time-consuming job that doesn't leave much time for practicing. If I can get seven hours in a week I'm pretty dang happy about it. I don't want to take more time than is necessary to get up to speed on bone, and am not going to try to free lance with it. I want it for my own recordings and as a short once-in-awhile switch out for my regular rock/funk/jazz/reggae gigs. I appreciate everyone's comments. For what it's worth, I'm not concerned that someone out there (especially the high school and college guys - no offense ) might not take me seriously as a bone player. Truth is, I won't be a serious bone player, so it's really not an issue. Anyway, I'm curious if anyone has any comments or experience with the Kanstul 959, Jupiter, or Amatis horns? Or something else that might be better? Thanks!