Yeah, I know.
But this firm in England has started producing plastic trombone which are playable and have certain advantages over the usual variety - they're very light, they're very robust and they cost £50. And they're selling like hot cakes.
So I obtained authorisation to have one of these for my birthday and when some became available I ordered one, delivered to a friend in North Wales and sent on here.
It's a marvel. Bright yellow plastic, but it's playable. It's sure playable.
Renaud prof de trombone is all agog. He wonders whether it'd be a good idea for the tinies who are starting lessons.
Maybe, but also I think they'd go down wonderfully well in street bands - if we could get 200 red ones we'd sell the lot in one weekend at the Feria de Dax or at Condom for the banda festival.