Are vintage trumpets more desireable than the current models offered? I believe the folks at Getzen claim their modern horns exceed the quality of the old models...of course, they WANT to sell new horns! I own a 1970 Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone (I no longer play it) that has appreciated in value greatly ($$$) over the years, almost like gold. I would think that instruments offered today from a well respected manufacturer should be as good (better, actually) as the vintage models. The 2 trumpets I own (Getzen / Yamaha) are current production models, both play very, very well, and they are of the highest quality construction. Just curious as to what draws individuals to the vintage instruments? Is it price, novelty, or...do they simply play and sound better?