Hi 'AmandasDad'. Tried to send you a PM just now, however your box is full and not accepting incoming messages. Perhaps you could PM me your email address, and I could contact you that way?museman, I think you hit it on the head.
I am trying to trade the piece, which was Amanda's preferred piece until she received a custom Lakey from her teacher.
So the value is important in determining a fair trade.
am not trying to rip anyone off, but I don't want to under-value the piece either
+1; I'd hang on to the Meyer .....in fact I did hang on to the Meyer. Through all the different mouthpieces that I've owned, including a NYUSA, I've kept the one I bought at Fisher Music, Boston, in 1979. Send it to Phil and he'll make it play killer then save if for when your daughter gets tired of the shrill Lakey sound ;-)There are some odd Meyers out there and they have changed a little over the years. I've included a picture of the 3 I own. The one on the right plays the best. It's a 7M but has no markings on it at all except the diamond including the size on the table. The other two are later (newer) examples - a 5M and a Phil-Tone 6M. Yours looks to me like a pretty standard 1990's or newer Meyer.
Regardless, my advice would be; if it plays well and she really liked it at one time and played on it for a while I'd keep it. You never know when she might want to go back to it if just to compare it to other pieces.
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