the 'englesflugel' or 'angel's wing' model dates from the 1950's and is often considered a rock'n'roll horn, however it is capable of smokey balladeering as well, and anything in between. it has a big, fat, fairly gruff sound, warm and fruity with good projection. the ergonomics are good for the era, but not modern. it plays in tune and this one plays throughout the range without issues. it has lost most of its lacquer resulting in a lovely patina. there is one sign of historical damage on the right hand stacks where a pillar has been soldered, but this has been stable all the time i have owned it (about 5 years) and presents no problems. i tried to take a picture of it but it's hard to see. the sax has rolled toneholes and the perspex clothes guard, although not original, is undamaged. the pads are good and everything works. a true classic.