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Electric Big Boy ASTER

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You can see one know in Ebay, selling . Apparently, it is in pristine condition.
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Posted By gibs035 on 07/03/2008 1:40 PM - 'He only wants 12000.00 for it.'

That, Sir, for what appears to be a genuinely unused Aster BB, even an electric model, is a remarkable bargain.

No comparisons, please, between the AMS/Accucraft version and this one. This model has a pedigree like the Mona Lisa.

Well. I'd like to think that it will go to a home where it will be run, and not stuck in an 'aquarium' forever.

I know that if it were mine I'd be running it right now just to see all the wiggly bits moving in a concerto of motion.

Fujii-san and his team were immensely proud of the Big boy, and rightly so - apart from the wondrous but fragile Fine-Arts model, it still represents the standard of craftsmanship that all others strive for. An acquaintance in Japan has five of them - all the preserved numbers - all live-steam. WE ALL get to enjoy the days he brings them along to a session.

Posted By gibs035 on 07/04/2008 12:42 PM

I did not realize that the Aster was that valuable.

Bleeve me, it would still have been a bargain at $15K.

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