Posted by Leland Jordon on June 22, 1999 at 02:21:58:
In Reply to: Re: What if .... posted by Jay Bertolet on June 21, 1999 at 09:21:08:
Here's a thought --
"What if" the old Yorks, Marzans, etc. that we love are sure bets only because these examples were great to start with, and have been worth saving over the last 50-80 years?
In other words, what about all the crap tubas that were built in the same era? Where did they go?
It'll be interesting to see which of today's brand-new tubas will be desirable in 2040. Of course, that thought itself is a bit twisted since so many of today's "new" designs harken back to the grand old days.
To mess up my mind more, what if history repeats itself, and we see the same drought of tubas that happened around 30 or so years ago -- not coincidentally at the same time as the introduction of the electric guitar?
Boy, I sure don't want to see somebody hoarding wonderful instruments just to make cash. Like Ferraris and Astons, these things are meant to be driven.