Trumpet Discussion Discuss Piccolo Trumpet Prices in the General forums; Originally Posted by trpguyy
Why are piccolo trumpets so much more expensive than "regular" trumpets? I've noticed that the higher ...
Re: Piccolo Trumpet Prices
Originally Posted by trpguyy
I suspect R&D costs and build costs for a picc are about the same as a regular Bb. (picc. has 4 valves, a Bb more metal). However economy of scale will result in a lower price for the larger horn as shed loads of Bb's are produced in comparison with piccs.
Also less shops stock piccs. So a store will often be prepared to offer a better price on a horn they have in stock, than one they have to order.
just an opinion
That sounds reasonable, therefore:
Fewer piccolo trumpets are made at any one time.
It takes time and labor to set up to make a piccolo
Labor cost more money
Therefore, Piccolos cost more money.
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