They can be had for less than two grand in the U.S. on ebay. My Silversonic tenor is a '69 Eastlake horn and I prefer it over the other Cleveland Super 20's I've tried.In the Netherlands an Eastlake King could cost between €2500 to €3500, the latter in a shop and overhauled. A little less if brass neck as opposed to silver.
Holy crap, that's a high price.In the Netherlands an Eastlake King could cost between €2500 to €3500, the latter in a shop and overhauled. A little less if brass neck as opposed to silver.
Have you played it ? Expect it to need some servicing, always a safe thing to do when buying 2nd hand. Nevertheless, still a pretty fair price. If you do not have a nearby tech and don't mind shipping, I can do a servicing and assessment if you like, for cheap.It's a '73 or '74, underslung octave, Eastlake engraving, only brass and no silver, original lacquer with a mild case of lacquer leprosy, not sure about toneholes. Worth picking up for under $1400?
Yup I get that, and indeed given their relative paucity, traditionally the USA-made top shelfers do fetch substantially higher on your side of the Pond.well, there aren't many of those around over here. We've seen many times that the market for US horns is higher, consider that we have a 21% VAT ( not to mantion the wages that are higher and all manners of taxes)
In my experience it's the same in Japan. You can buy Yamahas and Yanagisawas for cheap all day long, but God forbid you want a Selmer or Keilwerth. You'll pay for those.well, there aren't many of those around over here. We've seen many times that the market for US horns is higher, consider that we have a 21% VAT ( not to mantion the wages that are higher and all manners of taxes)
Yes, they changed the neck specs when the S20 started being made in Eastlake (I am not referring to over/underslung or the socket, I mean the neck tube design is slightly different). This resulted in a slightly brighter, edgier tone as compared to the Cleve necks, which blow a bit darker and wider.I've had both a Super 20 Cleveland silver neck and brass bow and a Super 20 Eastlake Silversonic. The Eastlake was single tenon neck and not undertaking octave, but crazy gorgeous horn. The key ups were engraved and the gold inlay was on the bell. I had metal resonators out on it. Easily the most beautiful horn I've ever owned.
They both played very well. The Eastlake was just as good as the Cleveland. It played with a bit more focused sound.
I just like the ergonomics of more modern horns.
In fact a lot of sellers are still asking that kind of money for S20s from the 70s. I will have to check Ebay concluded sales because I have somehow missed these cheap S20s that people talk aboutI paid USD 3.5K for my Eastlake, but this was many years ago, when the market was different