Thank you very much for the update! Mine just arrived from a flash deal as well! I took a risk – Amazon had a single third-party listing called “Aulos Recorder”, one in stock, with a generic picture of a Symphony and no description, but it was within my budget and they have a good return policy. I looked it over thoroughly and indeed seem to be the owner of a genuine Aulos Symphony, which looks new as well! The reach is difficult but not too much more so than piano for me. I’ll look into buying the thumb rest made by Aulos. After it warms up from being outside in the winter, I’ll try playing it! I’ll update you soon!