I've just had a loan week on the new Geneva Euphonium, and what a remendous step forward it is. The sound is tremendous, with full low and middle register, after 2 weeks holiday and just a couple of days practice this instrument made me sound as though i'd never been away! Production of quiet notes is really comfortable and slurred octaves are easily done without the 'ghost' notes inbetween. Try just a couple of hymn tunes on this instrument, perhaps a phrase the octave up/down and it really is easy, putting it back in the case is the hardest part! The high register sounds full, but my limited practice prevented me aiming to achieve what this instrument is really capable of. The build quality is superb, with a trigger that is as good as a trombone movement. All the finishing is to a high standard where you know it will stand the test of time. As with the best manufacturers, you can have a 'bespoke' spec to the instrument. I'm assured that they will listen to most requests, even mine! Would I buy one? .........in an instant! Will she let me? ...........Thats the hardest part. Adrian Nurney (Yorks. Imps) ps I have no connection with the company, but my best former student has!