The Monette Elysian

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Jimi Michiel, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

    Oct 28, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Did you read WHY this horn was made? Have some respect for the passed. It's a tribute to Irvin's dad (and others) who perished during Katrina.

    As far as snake oil, I guess I'll order up some more. My 993 hasn't made me even think about another trumpet since I bought it.

    Love it, hate it, admire it (I think it's an amazing modern work of art!), or not... let's have more respect for WHY this horn was built.

  2. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

    Oct 28, 2003
    Boston, MA
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    I generally admire your quick wit and input at TM. That comment though, shows an ignorance that I find disgusting.

    ANY work of art, practical, functional or not has a price. Monette trumpets are not sold to gullible people by high pressure salespeople. Players desiring one of Daves horns call, get advice and then wait 14 months to receive the instrument. We all know what we are getting into before we start and many of us wouldn't have it any other way.

    Presentation instruments are not just built to be played, but also to tell a story. They are equally suitable for a museum or concert hall.

    No one needs to agree with the decision to have one of these things built - that is up to the owners taste in Art, Music and history as well as their financial situation. Disrespect is considerably different than presenting an opposing opinion. That is my opinion. We have to put up with a lot on the internet, respect should be a basic trait found universally however!
  4. The BuZZ

    The BuZZ Pianissimo User

    Apr 3, 2007
    Chester, NY
    That was a priceless entry! I am off to the gym so that I can do some heavy lifting. The Horn does look beautiful though, and it was built for a great cause!:cool:
  5. max3k

    max3k Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 7, 2007

  6. Nordic Trumpet

    Nordic Trumpet Pianissimo User

    Feb 8, 2006
    That's an incredibly gorgeous horn!! What craftmanship!

    Could never go around playing one though. I would feel like when I'm on the golf course with my fancy equipment. Callaway clubs with graphite shaft, Big Bertha woods, titanium driver.. Looks VERY good standing on the fairway while I'm in the woods looking for the friggin' ball!! :oops:

  7. Richard Oliver

    Richard Oliver Forte User

    Jul 18, 2006
    Casper, WY
    Thanks. I did not read what motivated the horn to be built. Then I did. So I edited my original post to remove the sarcasm.
  8. upoils

    upoils Pianissimo User

    Aug 1, 2005
    Philomath, Oregon
    I would love to hear from anyone who was at the private concert at the Monette shop when Irvin came in to first play this horn. Although I was invited, I could not make I'm kicking myself. I'm honored to know that my oil is on the Elysian.

  9. hubnub

    hubnub Piano User

    May 4, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    No wonder the waiting list for a regular Monette is 12-14 months..... look what they've been doing. WOW I WANT ONE!
  10. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

    Oct 28, 2003
    Boston, MA

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