Order placed on the Monday, paid for express delivery to UK, delivered Tuesday ready for gig on Wednesday. Fantastic service, thanks guys. After just a couple of hours practice, the R10 was so easy to play and so smooth in the slide I felt comfortable enough not to take a spare bone to the gig. It played with such clarity and brightness, with great ease to push expression from smooth and mellow to course and harsh rasp. The silver bell and slide render this instrument wonderfully bright with just enough warmth from the yellow brass tuning slide to give it a great sound for Jazz and solo work.