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Hello,

I have recently found New in box lawton mouthpieces (10*BB, and 9*B) in the Gold plated Brass.

Price each: $500 Reasonable?

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I would say they are too expensive. I never played a lawton that I really liked but that´s just me. They usually go for about 300 to 350 $. I recently sold one for 250 $.
 

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I would have thought that was too much. They're good pieces but, even new, you're right at the top end there. $350 seems more like it, especially as these openings are going to have a limited appeal and they're brass rather than bronze.
 

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That's what I've seen, yet I just CAN'T seem to find any!

I really would like a 8*B or 9*B but they are NOWHERE to be found!

That's why I was thinking maybe this price is reasonable afterall?

oh, BTW, they are actually $487.11, if that changes anything! :)
 

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There's a 6* with a BIN of £169.00 on ebay and a 7* with a BIN of £155.00. That's a bit low I would think but there they are. I seem to recall an 8*BB going for about £185.00 fairly recently. They aren't so common these days but it's still only the Icons that have been fetching really high prices. I suppose with Geoff gone and his son not producing many then maybe they will start to increase. New ones seem to be pitched around the £250.00 mark though.
 

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I just bought a tenor 8* B ("Special", which is bronze) from SaxQuest for $500---on trial---and I should get it today. The thing is the new one's are expensive, ($350), and they aren't even made by the "man". I had a good Lawton a few years back and let I go. We'll see if I like this one.......it depends upon what they are worth to you......daryl
 

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I sold an 9*B last week for 250Euros. It was made by Geoff Lawton, but not a special Model!
 

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I had a 7* BB for tenor and a 7B Special for alto and couldn't stand either of them, but when I flipped them on Ebay my timing was good, their values jumped up in the market, and I made about $100 on each piece. The engineering and design of the pieces is impressive, and they look cool, but I would never buy another Lawton. I guess they work for some people though. Doesn't James Carter still play one?
 

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I paid $360 for my tenor, and $255 for my alto, new in box (old stock, made by Geoff himself), about two years ago. I would say that $500 is a little high. But, they are getting harder and harder to find, and the prices will only go up.

Some places to look:

saxophones.co.uk

Bill Lewington

and De Saxofoonwinkel in the Netherlands, which is where I bought mine from.
 
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