The A5 is a lightweight instrument, a pleasure to hold and play. Its balance is perfect, making it seem even lighter than it is. Commercial, working trumpeter looking for a lightweight horn with excellent intonation, slotting, and response will appreciate the A5. It is perfect for the player who does light classical one night, musical theater the next and then finds herself in a jazz brunch on Sunday. When this instrument was designed, the materials and attributes used were oriented toward toward commercial and lead trumpet players but musicians define the role of instruments, not designers. As it would turn out, many classcal artists looking for an easy-playing instrument for “pops” work also like the A5 very much.