As we all know, Yamaha is supporting this anime so it make sense to find their instrument in the show. And me being me, decided that I might as well check it out. If they are sufficiently cheap enough I might as well buy it instead of a figure.
And while KyoAni usually give their cast, high tier equipment. I even thought the same before I am corrected. Its surprising but they seemed to have stuck to student tier version that is commonly found in High school bands.
Cost: 9,470 U.S. dollars
Yep. Seriously. Tubacabura is almost ten thousand bucks on amazon making the most expensive instrument on the band probably.
…. Then, you suddenly remember that Goto and Riko probably uses the same tuba model as well. And there are also 2 more unused Tubas on the storeroom.
…. Making the the final tuba count 5.
Overall Tuba Cost: 47, 350 U.S. dollars
Cost: Bargain Bin (Approximately 3000 dollars)
Kumiko’s (and Asuka’s) euphonium is actually cheaper than the tuba. I found it for “only” three thousand dollars. Though this model appeared to have been fazed out so its going to be a bit hard to find.
Compensating Euphonium cost: 6000 U.S. Dollars
3,408 2,318.99 U.S. dollars
Natsuki, on the other hand, appears to be using a different model from Kumiko and Asuka. Alex has pointed out that schools buy musical instruments as needed, so that maybe the reason why Natsuki has a different euphonium model from the other two.
Total Euphonium Cost: 10,637.98 US dollars
P.S. You can thank Sean for pointing out the difference in the euphoniums. I really recommend reading his comment below if you guys are interested in this instrument. Its very educational. ^^
Poor George-kun. Beside, not having a decent close range shot beside the OP. I can’t find a Yamaha double bass that fits him. In fact, I can’t find a Yamaha double bass AT ALL. I don’t think they make them.
Still, double basses are relatively cheap. You could get a really good one at two thousand dollars or even just a thousand bucks.
Double bass Cost: 2,000 U.S. Dollars Approximately
So what have we learned today?
Kitauji has a sunk something like 59, 987.98 dollars on their bass section alone. (Technically the cost is more on the Tuba’s. I’m actually wondering if I’ve made a mistake identifying that model).
And while the sum seem big, I’m assured that this is a one time cost and bigger school will probably have more instrument and thus more expensive. Not to mention, some students might bring their own instruments.
For more information go see the comments. A lot of people who are actually in the band have kindly shared their experiences.
Thanks guys! ^^