Update on the TE-2110 tuba: CURRENTLY: Production has started, and we expect our first shipment sometime in May 2019.
Over the years, the TE-2110L had become a very well appreciated tuba of band directors and players alike. There were, from time to time, some quality issues (like poor lacquering) with which we struggled with and had a hard time convincing the factory to improve.
At the beginning of 2018, we were informed the factory that produced this instrument was in fact confronted with serious environmental issues, and the local government revoked their license to operate.
In order to continue production, the manufacturer was then confronted with moving the production location, building a new factory, and at the same time, upgrading the tooling and jigs. In the end, they decided the investment necessary for the move was way too large, and we were notified they would no longer provide the TE-2110L tuba to us!
Sometimes people say there are opportunities in a major problem, and in this case, it is quite true.
We contacted another of our regular suppliers, and we are happy to say, we were indeed able to reach an agreement to revamp production of the TE-2110 in a new facility!
Since one does not get an opportunity like this very often, we went back to the drawing board to upgrade this instrument, reviewed all critical steps in the manufacturing process, and we are very pleased with the results so far.
The new and upgraded model will still bear the TE-2110L model number with a bore of 0.748" (19mm), but will have a new bell size of 17.5" (444.5mm).
As you might imagine, a major overhaul and retrofitting like this is quite expensive; however, bearing the bulk of the production cost increase ourselves, we were able to keep the price increase to a mere 3% or so.
As always, please give us a call or send an email for more information.
Here is a little sneak peak at the details:
The Tuba Exchange Model 2110L is a 4/4, 4 rotary BBb Tuba with a 17.5" bell. Price includes an ABS case and our famous Rose model mouthpiece.
|Bore:||0.748" (19mm)|||||Valves:||4 Rotary|
|Bell:||17.5" (444.5mm)|||||Height:||37" (94cm)|
|Finish:||lacquer|||||Weight:||21 lbs. (9.5kg)|