A great player with a gregarious sound, not bright but very textured and with an open sound that is a bit bigger than most Tone Edge soprano pieces. It’s marked as a 7* but the tip is .061. It plays wonderfully with # 2 1/2 Marca reeds. The facing is perfect and it plays far better than any new Link Tone Edge I’ve seen in 10 years, really. I think this piece is more for a jazz-style player who wants more from the soprano than perhaps a pit player, and I think this piece would be a bit challenging in terms of tone for a beginner. No question anybody could play it, but perhaps the sound is best suited to a soloist and not a section player.