Well whilst I agree with the statements made on their website I ordered one on these and I'm currently checking it out.. Compared to other horns their set up is about as perfect as it gets, no sign of even a thou of play in the rod/post area. Pads perfectly seal on level tone holes, action very light with blue springs tensioned great, engraving is about as perfect as I have every seen and is hand engraved like the SBAs of old. Neck to body spot on, I have to agree with other statements as in it feeling just like an old SBA or VI horn in overall resistance in blowing very nice tone too altisimo to Bb pretty much effortless as is it's tuning, as good as I've ever played in any horn. 7month waiting time in general and Nat Birchall of Manchester, who doesn't BS plays his instead of his Mark VI. They are expensive but most professional horns are around 4k these days this one is unlaquered and does play lovely. My 82Z as a comparison which isn't too old has loads of play in the rod post areas, is noisy ie keywork, palm keys play consistently too sharp G1 or V1 neck and tone is more 'brittle' despite hunting down and trying numerous mps the tone, warmth and creamy sound is a lot smoother than the Yammy ,,,,,,if that's what you want. So still pondering but thought I'd put in an acutual 'played one' comment......