Schimmel pianos are currently ranked #1 in production quality. The sound is crystal clear and there are no signs of compromise to the structure. Supports are in great shape as well as the soundboard. No cracks could be found. No reason to believe the pin-block has problems of any kind. The piano comes with a cover. It was originally bought for an autistic boy who loved to play because the parents believed he could never attend Uni. He is graduating in May 2020 with his Bachelors of Music and moving back home with his parents. The piano currently resides in his sister's home.