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are Yanagisawa mouthpieces good?

Ed

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Don't forget about the hand made Guardalas. I've seen some of them go for almost 2 grand.
Totally forgot about them. They are probably the most expensive tenor pieces.

I can't think of anything too obnoxious on baritone other than the Gale pieces. Vintage Berg's seem to be going for a lot of money these days. I don't really see the point but then again I generally don't see the point of paying that much for a mouthpiece.
 
Again the horn of choice has to be a Mark VI or a Balanced Action. Either one in great shape should go between 8k and 10k
Using only ebay as a reference, I wonder whether the bloom is off the mark vi rose. Unless it's a 5-digit with near-pristine original lacquer, 4K to < 5K seems to be the norm now with some going as low as 3K. Based on selling prices, not asking prices.
 

pete

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Using only ebay as a reference, I wonder whether the bloom is off the mark vi rose. Unless it's a 5-digit with near-pristine original lacquer, 4K to < 5K seems to be the norm now with some going as low as 3K. Based on selling prices, not asking prices.
It's really been that way for awhile. And I think you're a bit high. $3K is more norm-ish.
 
It's really been that way for awhile. And I think you're a bit high. $3K is more norm-ish.
My figures are based on a snapshot taken today of ebay completed items.

But that doesn't mean I'm not high.
 

pete

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No prob. Without degenerating into another thread about the prices of Mark VIs, people tend not to realize that really good VIs go for some good cash -- not because they're necessarily worth it, but because other folks WERE willing to pay for it. Average VI prices aren't that high.

I did a VI survey, once, and there are a couple serial number ranges where the price spikes, not just 5-digit. And all of the VIs I've played are kewl.
 

Steve

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