I havent been to his site in quite some time now, i think last time I went the ZeuS G was $1800, is this still the case? I also thought it was a clone of a 50's Mt. Vernon, not the modern Strad. And yes it was a good deal back then, a pro level trumpet for the cost (or less) of the intermediates that my classmates were getting. And it was unique, I still haven't met another trumpet player who has a copper belled horn, unless you count the one I met this Monday, but his Kanstul was silver plated over the copper. @kehaulani, unless he has gotten his own equipment, the ZeuS line is made at Kanstul. I know that it was up until at least 2 years ago when I quit playing (came back last week, can't believe how much fun i was missing).