This piece is shocking, such great quality. This is an original early slant 4* size, untouched and plays beautifully. What can I say? it is just great, I was totally surprised. I played this with a Lavoz Medium and it just blasts, has a huge complex sound and is a joy to play. This is a great piece any way you look at it, does not need super hard reed, just a wonderful sound and very easy to play! Wow, all I can say!