Just to let everyone know, I received a trumpet from Berkeley Wind. The valve/piston construction was not even to an amature level. Poor "hand finishing" poor compression, and valves are sticking even with ample valve oil. Sound from the trumpet was a bit dull and not all notes were in tune. I'm requesting the company to take it back. I'll let you know how that goes. I was looking for an affordable trumpet in the key of C, student quality. This trumpet is not eve student level.