I recall yrs ago when I first saw the "Mendini" name the horns were just junk..The current Mendini Bari doesn't look too bad and a lot have been sold. Great price $1300+change..I've never seen a used one, or a review. They're sold in the USA too. I'm considering a cheaper bari and don't want to blow a wad on a beat up vintage or big 4 horn. Also considering the Tai Shan winds 680 as I know the reviews are fine on that horn. Also the Schiller Elite IV (also sold in the US) is very interesting, but again..no reviews from credible players on that Bari either.