Monette Prices

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  1. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

    Mar 9, 2011
    Florida, US
    Hi TMers,
    This is for all of you that has wanted to know the price list. The prices are currant for the Fall of 2011.​
    I asked Monette trumpets for a price list because I always wanted to know how much they after seeing the price of a used one. I have the price list below for anyone that has ever wondered. I am pretty sure they are worth the price from what I have heard. All instruments are in brass finish, silver and gold is a addition cost that you must call about. ( I had to type this myself because the page will not copy).

    Monette B-Flat Instruments

    Prana MF, Prana XLT, or Prana LT (brass finsih)________$9,900
    Prana 3_________________________________________$10,900
    Prana 7_________________________________________$11,600
    Prana Ajna_______________________________________$12,500
    Prana MF-STC, Prana XLT-STC, or Prana LT-STC_______$13,900
    Prana 3-STC_____________________________________$14,900
    NEW! Prana Ajna-STC_____________________________$16,500

    Monette C Instruments

    Prana XLT or Prana LT____________________________$9,900
    Prana 3_________________________________________$10,900
    Prana Ajna_______________________________________$12,500
    Prana Raja LT C__________________________________$18,000
    NEW! Prana XLT-STC or Prana LT-STC_______________$13,900
    Prana 3-STC_____________________________________$14,900
    NEW! Prana Ajna-STC______________________________$16,500
    Raja P3-STC_____________________________________$18,000

    Monette Specialty Instruments
    Prana 900 series (Bb cornet with case)_______________$11,600
    Prana 900 series (C cornet with case)________________$11,600
    Prana Piccolo (Bb or A), or Eb Trumpet_______________$10,900
    Prana Flumpet___________________________________$11,000

    Monette Mouthpieces

    Prana Trumpet__________________________$337
    Prana Trombone(large or small shank)_______$330
    Prana Flumpet___________________________$410
    New Monette 6 trumpet mouthpiece in silver__$195


    Monette Double Trumpet case(hand sewn black leather exterior)_$575
    Monette Single hard gig bag(hand sewn black leather exterior)___$545
    Monette Double mouthpiece case__________________________$28​
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011
  2. MSfortissimo

    MSfortissimo Pianissimo User

    Jul 13, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Ooh my word
  3. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

    Mar 9, 2011
    Florida, US
    Exactly what I said.....
  4. guitarsrmine

    guitarsrmine Piano User

    Dec 29, 2008
    Franklin, Pa
    Talking about,thinking about,or wishing of Monette doesnt take place in my brain,just sayin............:shock:
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Here we go again.............

    Just accept the fact that there are things in this world where not all of us can justify the cost of business. Just like a Ferrari, Bugatti, Rolls Royce, the finest wines or anything else of limited availability, the price is not the issue. I can personally attest to the fact that the Monette instruments offer something "different" and I do not want that, for me "something special" to be missing in my arsenal.

    Just take the post as it was intended - as information. Discussions why the "uninformed" don't understand how something could be that expensive don't lead anywhere. They have been building 6 instruments per month for over 25 years, there are only a handfull offered used.
  6. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

    Nov 5, 2003
    Rochester, MN
    Its called conspicuous consumption.
  7. Kujo20

    Kujo20 Forte User

    Sep 29, 2010
    That's really not that bad if you think about it in a different way. Pretend for a moment that you're not a trumpet player. Here's some examples:

    Piano player looking for a new Steinway and Sons model D grand piano: $35,000-$100,000
    French horn player looking for a new Hans Hoyer: $16,000
    Bassoon player/top end bassoon: up to $35,000
    Tuba: $25,000

    I won't even mention some of the stuff violin players have to deal with....
    We trumpet players are lucky! Besides, more than half of us don't even play a Monette instrument!

  8. Victoria R

    Victoria R New Friend

    Jun 3, 2011
    I will never forget it.[​IMG]
  9. acarcido

    acarcido Forte User

    Dec 28, 2009
    Ontario, Ca
    David Monette must be doing something right to still be in business and supplying instruments to some world reknown artist. I have read some articles about all the research and development he has done regarding his brass instrument design. Even the late Maynard Furgeson went to his shop and was amazed. That says a lot in IMHO.
  10. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

    Mar 9, 2011
    Florida, US
    The prices may be outrageous, but from what I have heard they are worth it. Very rarely do you find a used one for sale. I have found used ones on two websites, ebay and the one in the link below. I want to try one of these some day just because of the rep they have.

    Just scroll down to see the few used ones. There is also some C trumpets there.
    Thompson Music
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