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    Default Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Cascio Interstate has had two new 82z UL Jeff Coffin signature models on sale for two years, asking $3964 - the same price as for a new stock 82z UL model (and $530 less than WWBW is selling it for). So, for exactly the same price as stock you get a gold plated G1 neck and the stock UL neck, some other stuff (reeds, tuner, metronome, iTunes gift card), and it was one of 10 handpicked by Jeff as a "good" horn.

    Now add to that that they knocked off another $400 and sold it to me at $3550 shipped - that's $400 LESS than what every other retailer is asking for a STOCK 82zU! So if I were to sell the extra goodies for, say, $500 (street price on the neck alone is over $400) I have just gotten a new 82zU picked out by Coffin for a net of about $3000. That's just a few hundred more than a used one goes for.

    Cascio has had this listed on their web site and has been listing and relisting it on ebay for a while without success. Why hasn't anyone else jumped on this deal the past 2 years? I mean, even if you did not need another horn (and who can ever say that, anyway?) you could purchase this and always sell it later for about what you paid. (Maybe I'll find out when it arrives in a few days that it's made of papier mache)

    Anyway, she arrives at the end of this week and I can't wait.
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Excuse me for sounding ignorant, but who is jeff coffin and why is he a big deal? And does he actually sign the sax?
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Jeff Coffin is the only saxophonist (to my knowledge) ever to be a member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He also plays and records with the Dave Matthews Band and has since Leroi's death. He does lots of other stuff, too, but the Dave Matthews gig is about as high-profile as it gets, so that's what he's known for right now. He's also a very cool guy, a great player with tons of integrity and a distinctive sound/approach, and makes a hell of an espresso.

    I've never bought a new horn in my life, so I wouldn't have jumped on this deal even if I were in the position to, but it seems good for what it is, for sure.

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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Theres a few on the internets that are around 4000
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Quote Originally Posted by mi000ke View Post
    Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal
    Why would you be asking now?
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    I didn't jump on it because: 1) I don't have a spare $4000, and 2) I am generally not that partial to the Yamaha sound (although I have not tried an 82z).

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    Sound like a fantastic deal to me.Jeff is amazing also.
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    I haven't jumped because I have a 1941 Big B tenor that I took six months of hard work to completely rebuild and hand polish myself and then spent money to have it setup by a master tech. Yamaha has yet to figure out how to get my actual sweat and blood into their 82z model. Plus there's the fact that I'm a true tight wad and would never spend $4K on a brand new sax.
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    I'm curious why nobody has yet bought BorganiBoy's Black/silver Jubilee - that is truly a one-on-a-kind dream horn!
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr G View Post
    I'm curious why nobody has yet bought BorganiBoy's Black/silver Jubilee - that is truly a one-on-a-kind dream horn!
    Because YOU were meant to buy that sax. Go ahead. You know you want to......
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Frankly I agree with Enviroguy, Dr. G you are meant to have that horn.
    I won't buy one, because I have yet to hold play a Yamaha Tenor that can hold my candle to my Selmer. Also why should I buy a new Tenor, when the one I have has seen some great places and gotten me through some great competitions? The only horn I have any desire to purchase is a YAS-23. Because that's the only horn from Yamaha that I loved playing, everything else to me that I played that was a Yamaha Alto was just a horn. IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan C. View Post
    Frankly I agree with Enviroguy, Dr. G you are meant to have that horn.
    I won't buy one, because I have yet to hold play a Yamaha Tenor that can hold my candle to my Selmer.
    Jonathan, Enviroguy is not suggesting that I buy a Yamaha... He's goading me in my soft white underbelly to buy yet another Borg'.

    Try a Borgani Jubilee tenor sometime. It's the only horn that moved me from three decades of playing Selmers (Balanced Action, Mk VI, Serie III, and Ref 36).

    Be well.
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Dr. G,
    Sorry I didn't elaborate, I was trying to say that I thought you should buy the Borg.

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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan C. View Post
    Dr. G,
    Sorry I didn't elaborate, I was trying to say that I thought you should buy the Borg.
    If I could get enough donations from like-minded supporters, I certainly would.
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Quote Originally Posted by artstove View Post
    I didn't jump on it because: 1) I don't have a spare $4000,
    $3550
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    Quote Originally Posted by gary View Post
    Why would you be asking now?
    Because I just bought it now (and there's another one available).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 82zguy View Post
    Theres a few on the internets that are around 4000
    only other one I've seen on the internet is WWBW $4500. $4000 is for the stock 82zU
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    Default Re: Curious why no one (but me) has jumped on the 82zU Coffin deal

    It would only be a good deal to me if it would guarantee that I could play as well as Coffin, otherwise it's another overpriced brand new horn. Never buy new folks, let someone else drive them off the lot.
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    Because it's a Yamaha.
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