"Bill, I just wanted to tell you how much I love your work with the redo of my 1980's Benge 5X. This horn was in really rough shape when I brought it to you. The transformation was really something special. You took it from a pitted, dented, old horn with the silver plating worn through so much the brass underneath was actually rough to the touch, to a sweet, smooth, brushed brass lacquered finish that is not only a thing of beauty, but a pleasure to hold and play! I can't thank you enough. Although this won't be my primary trumpet, I can't see myself letting this one go. By the way, the 1950's Olds Ambassador you stripped, refurbished, and replaced with the Z style bracing continues to surprise everyone who play it. They can't believe how this old student line horn from yesteryear roars with ease. The valves, slides, and compression rivals instruments 10 years old and this one is nearly 70 years old! The lengths you went to, to get authentic replacement parts for this horn is, as I have come to know, normal operating procedure for you. Just your style! You are my Mr. Wizard. I learn something new every time I come see you!"