Its in exceptional condition: minor scratches and a little plating wear at the bottom right side of the fourth valve as seen in the photo, a tiny ding on the side of the bell, and a little bit of solder where the lead pipe was reattached. You can tell by the photos that its a bright, shiny, amazing horn. I painted over an old owners label on both sides of the case, so the brown isnt quite a perfect match, is still a little tacky, and at the right angle you can see the lettering under it a little. Valves are fast, smooth, and quiet with very little wear, all tuning slides free. Comes with both interchangeable leadpipes, and a Curry Precision 5DE mouthpiece which is a pretty good match for such a small horn.We've been specializing in intermediate and professional horns for almost 20 years. We are always happy to consider reasonable offers on our auctions. 10% of our profits support Focus On the Family, a ministry which provides help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God's design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principals. Photographs are considered a binding part of an item description. The item "Crazy-rare Bach Stradivarius 4-valve 196 Bb/A piccolo trumpet in silver" is in sale since Friday, July 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "ashanteemusic" and is located in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. This item can be shipped worldwide.