This 1980 Vincent Bach model 43 trumpet is a really great playing Bach. The model 43 is well known as the industry standard lead horn. With it's lightweight bell, this Bach 43 trumpet really sizzles!. It is really hard to find a 1980's vintage Bach 43 trumpet - especially one that is in this great playing condition. The valves have very good compression and are smooth. The slides are free and easy as you can see from the pics. This is not a mint Bach trumpet cosmetically - from the pics you will see some marks inside the bell and some minor surface ripples along the bell. It has probably had some very minor pings during it's life however any repair work has been done very nicely. There are definitely no major dents or dings in this horn and there is nothing that affects it's playing quality.