Sadly, yes, the Monette went many years ago. I did keep it for a little while even after discontinuing the music major path, but eventually sold it many years ago (iirc, Thompson Music bought it).......seeing the prices they fetch nowadays makes me winch a little, lol. I didn't know a thing about the Sonare either when I bought it. I purchased it on recommendation of my teacher, of whose friend from graduate school was selling it. They do certainly seem to be one of the less recognizable/popular brands.