Will modification hurt the value of Getzen 900H Bobby Herriot?
My Bobby Herriot Getzen is quite a player, but with the upturned bell I find it difficult to hold in the left hand. I was thinking about soldering on a bari sax thumb hook onto the bell side of the 3rd valve to facilitate holding it.
Will this hurt the resale value if I decide to get sell it? It would definitely make it easier to play.
Which is more important to you - a useful horn you can enjoy, or a possible decline of a fraction of the value of the horn sometime in the future?
@mike-ansberry I am not sure that the Getzen will ever be one of those "rare finds" that command top dollar. If the hook is professionally attached, all traces can be removed during a restoration. I would go for it!
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@mike-ansberry I agree with Rowuk. If it's done right, it can be removed right. I have 2, MB & LB. I've not had an issue with my left hand, but I've been playing it since I was 11. That's been awhile ago.