This is a wonderful late FL USA original 7 facing that plays excellent. The finish over most of the mouthpiece is very nice yet there is some staining of the plating on the table due to a reed left attached long term I imagine. This piece plays in a compact and concise way with a very nice flat step baffle similar to late FL hard rubber pieces of the same time period. Facing measures at around .105 on my tools. This plays with a larger sound (for me).