This clarinet represents best value wooden clarinet in the range! It is in good playing condition, mechanically perfect with key work in good condition. The pads are in reasonable condition, but are definitely dated. Thats why we have added the option to have this clarinet re-padded here. Re-pading with waterproof pisoni pads will ensure that the pads will last for years to come! At this price, it is an absolute bargain!