I just learned that Austin Custom Brass is offering a couple of "Doubler" horns - the one that intrigues me is the Doubler C trumpet. On the surface, it looks like a Strad C, but at $499, is priced considerably lower. I've thought about getting a C trumpet, but I just wouldn't use it that much, so I hold off even looking that hard. This might be a good purchase for someone like me who could use a passable C trumpet on occasion. I'm betting that it's better than just passable too - the ACB Doubler flugel is a solid horn. I gig it all the time and have never been disappointed with it. If anyone has tried one, I'd love to hear your impressions on it.