EBay "Monette" SCAM?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by orchtrpt, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. orchtrpt

    orchtrpt Pianissimo User

    Mar 4, 2004
  2. Dr G

    Dr G Pianissimo User

    Nov 9, 2003
    Obviously NOT!

    One is in Boston, other is in L.A.
    One is silver, other is raw brass.
    One was in movies, other was not.

    Whether Isham loves them or not is a different issue, but may well be a selling point.

    Description of playing quality is probably from advertising media or is part of the oath and secret handshake among Monette players.
  3. pjtpt

    pjtpt New Friend

    Jan 17, 2004
    I thought something looked fishy with those 2 also. The raw brass one is definately a Monette but the silver plated one? I'm not so sure. It says that it's early 80's but it looks odd to me.

    I too think it's very strange that they use the exact same language--feesable but make you go "hmmm".
  4. timcates

    timcates Pianissimo User

    Jan 17, 2004
    Texas - USA
    If I'm not mistaken, the silver one (a Chicago STC model) is for sale by Jon Lewis (heir apparent to Malcom McNab in the LA studios) - he posted info on it on TPIN a while back - it's the real deal - Jon knows of what he speaks - TC
  5. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

    Nov 30, 2003
    Manchester / London
    I think that's the first silver-plated Monette I've ever seen.
  6. timcates

    timcates Pianissimo User

    Jan 17, 2004
    Texas - USA
    go to www.monette.net and you'll see more (look at the LT2000 models) - it's actually a bit unusual to see a chicago monette plated at all, but Cal Price (the 1st owner) could have stipulated that for using his name in advertising or could have had it done afterwards himself.

  7. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

    I think the authors just kinda copied eachothers that's all...

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