Yes, I'm curious to see what might happen with DS's playing if he has a new horn. He does remarkably well with this old horn. He works hard with the horn he has, and he's proud of it because it's his, you know? He never complains about it. When we first started talking about different horns, he kept saying, "But I like my horn." That's how he is. I've wondered, if he played another horn, would he be surprised to find it's easier to play? He might be.
Thanks again for the input!