Saturday, November 3, 2007
So this $200 Jean Baptiste trumpet broke a month after its purchase. In my personal opinion, it's more like a toy than an actual instrument. This proves that the total cost of ownership is so much more important than a product's initial purchase price. Now the owner has to go buy another one, when money could have been saved over time buying a higher quality instrument. The Yamaha and Selmer (Bach) instruments haven't broken in half, and probably won't, unless done intentionally.