Posted by Steve Lamb on May 29, 2003 at 16:52:42:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Nirschl Horns posted by sw on May 29, 2003 at 14:18:06:
When discussing the horn with Mr. Nirschl, he mentioned that he could make 100% handmade 4/4 CC tuba that for me (with a raw brass finish). The Price (As of April, 2001): $13,000. He specifically wanted the money in American dollars.
The horn I have now (with a silverplated finish), which is the WN-15 (also known as BM 5625), is probably at least 80% handmade. I don't know which parts were machined and which were hammered, but all in all the horn plays wonderfully.
Had I had the money at the time, I probably would've bought the 100% handmade horn, but I'm extremely happy with the quality of the instrument that I got.