Here is what Robert S. Howe said about this horn after receiving it:
"I just spent an hour with the Big B, comparing it to a 2014 Selmer, A Cigar Cutter, and a Rev D SML.
I am keeping the Big B. Boy, I like that horn. Boy oh boy, do I like that horn. You already know how good it feels in the hands, how perfectly it seals. I like it for its musicality, it’s an outstanding saxophone. The combination of lush sound, great tuning, easy playing is perfect for Pictures at an Exhibition. It lets me spin the sound out in the second solo without having to take an extra breath. I can keep the last note going in a diminuendo, at pitch, for longer than on any of the other horns. The neck is so tightly fit, that’s wonderful, most techs don’t spend enough effort to get this really right, I think this is a very important matter. Thank you for your attention to this."
See the original listing here.