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That's my point exactly. I test played a modified Hollywood Dukoff ($850) that, if I had the money, would have bought on the spot! But to pay that much over e-bay, even on a rare piece, sounds pretty rediculous to me.A flute player would think nothing of spending that on a headjoint. So if you are looking for the very best, why not? Over a playing career of decades, it really isn't all that much. Having said that, I'm not sure about buying it without having played it.