I disagree, you may never find the perfect one but I know that some of us will. The perfect trumpet is not the prettiest one, the one that was cuddled, the one that was kept in the best shape possible. No, it is the used one that the owner loved and used everyday. That trumpet may not be perfect to you, but to the owner it was great. This is the horn that the 80 year old man would just toot, even when his chops are long gone, just because he loves the trumpet. I have not found the perfect trumpet yet, but when I do I will cherish it forever and never sell it. I will just give it away when it is time.