What is it about Monette?

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  1. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Since it is a custom horn, the sky is the limit. I think they start at 8k. The one I played cost that. It is a beautiful horn as well.
     
  2. turtlejimmy

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    It is a free market, but that could make it a tough choice for a pro, considering you could get a custom Bb from almost any other maker, plus a new Bach C Artisan, and a pro flugelhorn to boot. For the same money.:-?

    Turtle
     
  3. Big Daddy

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    When I called about a year ago and asked about price I was told about $12,000.00 and that doesn't include a case.
     
  4. rettepnoj

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    P3 STC was 14,550.00USD last summer
     
  5. trumpetnick

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    If you can afford to spend 12K on a single horn, I doubt that the price of the case would be of any concern at all...
     
  6. Rallyntando

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    Monette trumpets are interesting to me. There is so much effort put into cosmetic refinement and gold plating. Is the instrument really worth the 10k+ you will pay for it? It is very dependent on you. The horns are visually striking, and unmistakable to other trumpeters. There's a whole lot of ego associated with the instruments.

    I'm not saying that Dave Monette is a snake oil salesman. The trumpets are certainly of the finest quality. The difference between buying Monette and buying any other custom instrument is based on your values as a player.

    If Monette had indeed created the perfect line of trumpets for everyone, you would see every serious professional playing on them. The bottom line is that preference in trumpets is deeply personal. Monette often holds appeal for people before they even try one. That is the nature of the industry.
     
  7. Asher S

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    The Monette trumpet prices are ballpark for (some) professional musicians. Professional quality double basses, whether new or used/antique usually start at around $6000 and can range up to $20K-$40K. And that is also for hard working, relatively lesser known musicians, not just Christian McBride.
     
  8. tobylou8

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    I think Monette can cost the same as some intro bassoons. ;-)
     
  9. bagmangood

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    Where'd you find them for that cheap???
     
  10. tobylou8

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    Music 123. An all plastic version goes for $4000!!!. Glad I play the trumpet, YIKES!:woop::woop:
     

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