Hi I been itching to hear what a Monette sounds like for a while now... I decided to go to the Monette website and see some sound samples of the Monette trumpets. It was the biggest mistake I ever made. Now I HAVE to get one. I was thinking when I get better to try out Shilkes and Strads and whatever else is in that pro range but as it happenes I have made my decision. Its none of them. Monette is absolutelly gorgeous. For classical, I have not heard a better sounding trumpet. Even the Jazz trumpet they got (which I dont like jazz) blew me away how good it sounded. Now im not happy with the stomvi that I own and its years before I can consider a monette... TOTAL mistake wanting to hear it, ARGH.