This is an unbelievable value compared to other intermediate and pro saxophones. Designed with a major European manufacturer. The 900 Series horns have an engraved bell, silvery smooth finish, gold lacquer keys, gold interior bell, and gold trim - this is a beautiful instrument. Not only does it look good, it plays great! Matched with a Selmer C* mouthpiece, it outplays many higher priced instruments. Includes deluxe wood case. Since 1932, Jean Baptiste has been devoted to finding value in lower-priced brass and woodwind instruments. Our instruments have passed inspections by our shop specialists for durability and then are tested by professional players for tonal quality, intonation and playability. Even after that approval, we continue to demand improvements and check out every piece before it is shipped. The result is that we can confidently say that Jean Baptiste instruments represent a value unequaled anywhere. This is all backed up by one of the best warranties of any instrument on the market. Five year warranty on broken keys. Full one year on parts and labor, and if we cannot fix it we will replace it with another instrument of same or equal quality FREE.