It can be very strange the way that things turn out. Several of my posts have suggested the value of an older instrument and several of them have suggested the value of good student instruments, ones that match the player and are well made. I also posted about a young chap I know who got his grade eight on a Regent Cornet. The response towards me was less than positive yet here we are, in the end Jack's favoured Instrument is an old Regent and he will likely save a bundle of money compared to buying new. Good luck and enjoy, I suspect that we are both left smiling . And for what it’s worth if that was high F above the stave then I’m well impressed - I can’t see you ever needing it but it does much to secure slightly lower high notes that you might be called upon to play. I hope that you noted what mouthpiece came with that particular Regent and that you don’t expect one ‘just like it’ to play as well.