The horn arrived around 6 PM on Tuesday evening. It is well packaged. Everything that every one else has said about the horn case is true. My thanks to Tom and Flip for letting us all get a chance to try this horn. It may have been noted before, but unfortunately someone put a good ding in the bell. I looked the horn over and polished it up a little and didn't see much additional wear and tear damage. There is a photo in the horn case of the horn and the ding. I've only had a chance to play the horn for an hour. The sound is incredible. The horns arrival coupled with me getting Riffed (reduction in force) has left me scrambling but I will give the horn a much better work out this weekend and post some more later. It's really an impressive sight when I put the trumpet next to my Wild Thing fluegel!!! Cheers.