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New 800DLX Eterna Deluxe Cornet - Hot off the presses


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Getzen
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the praise. When we make something new, we obviously think it’s great. To be honest though, there is always a bit of apprehension waiting for real the world response. Now that 800DLX’s are getting out into the hands of real players we are starting to get the kind of feedback we were hoping for.

There seems to be a common thread so far. Looks great, plays great, love the case. The most interesting thing is the feedback from players of differing styles. Jazz players say it’s great for jazz. Soloists claim it for themselves. Brass band players think it was made just for them. And they’re all right.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good.
There is much more fluidity in the brass band market these days, but the key to selling into it is having distribution in areas where lots of people learn to play the cornet - that means Europe and Scandinavia. Its not easy fighting against Yamaha in these markets. Even Besson is struggling a bit against Yamaha's huge marketing and sales machine.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ironic that you mentioned European players. Two of the most glowing reviews I have gotten have come from a player in France and one in in Denmark.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getzen wrote:
Ironic that you mentioned European players. Two of the most glowing reviews I have gotten have come from a player in France and one in in Denmark.


Hey Getzen folks

Just curious here, if you are able to answer at this time, is the 800DLX variant going to be a limited run as like a "limited throwback" sort of option, or will this be a long-term option like the regular 800?

Just curious!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stradbrother wrote:
Getzen wrote:
Ironic that you mentioned European players. Two of the most glowing reviews I have gotten have come from a player in France and one in in Denmark.


Hey Getzen folks

Just curious here, if you are able to answer at this time, is the 800DLX variant going to be a limited run as like a "limited throwback" sort of option, or will this be a long-term option like the regular 800?

Just curious!


It is a standard production model. Though originally Brett and I thought about having the 900 and 907 Deluxe models only for the 80th anniversary of the company (which is why those first year Deluxes had anniversary engraving) we decided instead to keep them in production and even add to the line.

We currently have the 900, 907 and 800 Deluxe horns and are finalizing a C trumpet. I have a few ideas for a Deluxe flugel and just because the case would be hilariously small Brett wants a Deluxe piccolo trumpet. We'll see.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam R. Getzen wrote:
We currently have the 900, 907 and 800 Deluxe horns and are finalizing a C trumpet. I have a few ideas for a Deluxe flugel and just because the case would be hilariously small Brett wants a Deluxe piccolo trumpet. We'll see.

I've had my Eterna 896 flugelhorn since the late '70s. It's a great horn. If the Deluxe flugelhorn becomes a reality, put me down for one.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam R. Getzen wrote:
Stradbrother wrote:
Getzen wrote:
Ironic that you mentioned European players. Two of the most glowing reviews I have gotten have come from a player in France and one in in Denmark.


Hey Getzen folks

Just curious here, if you are able to answer at this time, is the 800DLX variant going to be a limited run as like a "limited throwback" sort of option, or will this be a long-term option like the regular 800?

Just curious!


It is a standard production model. Though originally Brett and I thought about having the 900 and 907 Deluxe models only for the 80th anniversary of the company (which is why those first year Deluxes had anniversary engraving) we decided instead to keep them in production and even add to the line.

We currently have the 900, 907 and 800 Deluxe horns and are finalizing a C trumpet. I have a few ideas for a Deluxe flugel and just because the case would be hilariously small Brett wants a Deluxe piccolo trumpet. We'll see.


Holey Moley...

I have a Large Bore Eterna C with the SK serial number from the 80s (I think)

And it is still by far the best C I've played. Got me through college and use it when I sub in orchestras out here in California.

Wow. Between the 2 it is tough to decide. LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello fellow cornet players,

I may be more than a little obsessed with Getzen's new 800 DLX Eterna Deluxe Cornet, but I haven’t seen anyone for an official prognosis. I have been watching this thread for any new posts of those who may have had the opportunity to play test or purchase it, but all has been quiet. I recently had an email exchange with a gentleman who was one of the first to purchase this new cornet. I asked why he choose to play it, and he said because it was light, responsive, and void of that stuffy feel so often found in cornets. He said the sterling silver lead pipe makes this cornet very responsive and sensitive.

This player was also privileged to select his cornet from the first batch Getzen produced. I was curious how the cornets compared to one another when play tested. He said Getzen’s consistency was excellent, and that they all played the same. Of course, he also wrote about the awesome lifetime warranted valves Getzen is famous for. When I asked about the finish option he chose, he stated that his was lacquer and simply stunning to look at.

Well, if you’ve been watching this thread like I have, you’ve probably been waiting for a new morsel of information to digest; now you have it.

If anyone else has any information to add concerning this cornet, please do. It’s good medicine in the mist of the current pandemic we’re facing.

-1957Tim
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:23 pm    Post subject: New 800DXL cornet-hot off the presses. Reply with quote

In the movie Ocean's Eleven, when they get a look at all the 160 million dollars they are about to steal, Carl Reiner smiles wryly and says, "That is the sexiest thing I have ever seen." That is my impression of this cornet.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got one and I love everything about it! I must say, however it doesn’t play much better than my pre-800 Eterna .468 bore cornet and the valves aren’t as fast yet because they probably aren’t broken in yet.

That’s not a criticism of Getzen, just a testament to how great I think their cornets are.

The 800DLX is darker and more flexible, capable of more nuance.

Get one!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bIbaumgarn – I think this beautiful cornet has captured your heart as well. I hope you have the opportunity to play test one of these, and when you do, make sure you let us know how it measured up.

markp – I am happy for you Mark; does yours have the lacquer finish? I personally think this horn is too pretty to hide under silver plating. I’m going to show my ignorance here as I don’t know the history of Getzen cornets. Is your older cornet a certain series, or is it simply an Eterna model? You shared that your older cornet has a .468 bore, and that your new 800 DLX does play better, if only marginally. Would you attribute any of the pluses of this horn to the slightly smaller bore?

I play in a Salvation Army Brass Band, and we have a 700 series Eterna cornet in our band room. Have you played one of these, and if so, how would it compare with either of your cornets? I have taken this 700 series cornet home on several occasions to clean and polish. I love Getzen’s craftsmanship, and who wouldn’t love to have their valve set? I always play a horn for a bit after giving it a cleaning, and while there is nothing wrong with the way this cornet plays, it never struck me as exceptional.

I play a Flip Oakes designed cornet, so this is the standard any cornet I have the opportunity to play test is compared to. While I love Flip’s design, and would never consider replacing his cornet, I do have room in my heart to love another horn if it touched me the right way. I’m sure you can relate.

Thank you for sharing your experience with Getzen’s finest cornet to date. I am looking forward to play testing one of these at some point. I love your quick and to the point closing remark, “Get one!” I wish it were that easy. It’s not unattainable, but I would need to convince my wife that I need another horn, and then come up with a workable plan to get it. All of this is possible, but it is a process. I am currently in the first stage of this process.

Thanks again Mark for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I look forward to hearing more.

-1957Tim
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

austincustombrass wrote:
I played this horn briefly at the US open Championships yesterday and was extremely impressed. It's a beautiful horn and quite stunning. It has a wonderful feel in the hands with good balance and of course the amazing Getzen valves. The horn plays very smoothly with great responsiveness. Intonation is excellent as well.

I hope to play the horn a bit more in the future!

-T


Trent,

Are you planning to carry them?

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