Posted by Klaus Bjerre on December 16, 1999 at 23:07:47:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Old Conns vs new large BBb Tubas posted by Graham Smith on December 16, 1999 at 20:26:59:
Being a Dane living in my homecountry I am not the one to tell about the US second hand market. I am doing some price research of the model in various European countries, as VAT levels are rather differing over here. The Danish price would equal US$ 8.000, but we do have a VAT rate of 25%. Around $6.000 might be a guideline for a new one in the US. According to repairmen alternating as salesmen the craftmanship of Courtois should surpass anything else on the market. This is not intended as an offense to any other makes. At least not from me.
Transporting the animal might need a towing van. The weeight of horn and case combined is 30 kg according to factory information.
The BW&WW as a branch in Paris, so that company might be helpfull about a US delivery.