This really is a great bugle. I have three others but this is by far the best. It has low resistance. Great sound. Stable. Perfect pitch on all notes. Easy top notes. It almost plays itself! I will use it at memorial-services. The mouth-pieces are excellent too.
The water-key is unusual on a bugle. It helps a lot. No more gurgling after a few minutes and having to turn and shake the water out.
The carry-case is rugged and convenient. Even white-gloves are included.