From: Benedikt Eppelsheim
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2003 2:57
To: Peter James Hales
Subject: Re: Tubax/Soprillo
thank you for
beig interested in my instruments.
Iíve been watching the development
of the Soprillo and Tubax for several years now and Iím happy to say that a few
friends and acquaintances of mine have purchased Eb and Bb Tubaxes.
a couple of questions:
Iím told that you will be producing a Tubax in the
key of C. When will this be available? Do you have any pictures
I can offer the C Tubax on special order, only. So far,
I have made only one for Swiss Thomas Mejer. In the attachment, there is an
image of him
and Peter A. Schmid with their tubaxes in C and Eb. The
waiting period would be about one year for the Bb and C (not the Eb)
Do you have any further literature and pricing information regarding the
Tubax in Eb, Bb or C and the Soprillo?
I do not have any further literature on my
instruments; please feel free to ask more in detail.
The price for the Bb and C Tubax is EUR 15510 (Eb
Tubax price = EUR 14100 + 10 %), which is at the moment (1
EUR = 1,15 USD) 17837 Dollars. Shipping will cost about 500 EUR;
US customs is 5%, and fees for a customs broker about
300 USD, as far as I know.
Since the price is settled in EUR, the US price may vary
with the USD / EUR exchange rate.
Will the Soprillo be available in any other pitch?
No- do you think this could be
Iím told that there is a waiting list for the Soprillo and the Tubax.
How long is it and what is the wait time?
The Eb Tubax is available within 5 or 6 months, at the
moment, and (I hope) the Soprillo, too. Its price will be about 1800 EUR
Ö and a note: the English version of your website says the Soprillo is an
Eb instrument. The German version correctly places it as a Bb
Thanks; I did not notice this.
With kind regards