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Mont Blanc Bach Donation Pen Review


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#1 kaisede

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 22:21

Mont Blanc Bach Donation Pen Review.

Hi all,

I purchased this pen about three years ago from Joon in NYC. At the time of purchase I was pretty new in collecting fountain pens and did not know much about this pen.

What attracted me were the music note clip and the color of this pen. Most of my other pens at that time were black pens. I wanted some color in my collection. Little did I know this pen would be one of my favorite pen in my collection.

Nib:

Standard size 146 18K gold nib with Bach’s side view head engrave on it. It writes beautifully, similar with my other 18K 146 nibs. Very nice wet medium line with little feedback from the paper.

Body:

This is where I find this pen interesting. The cap is made from coral resin and the body is actually dark brown resin. For a long time I thought the body was black resin until I saw it under the sun. The body is slide longer than the 146 ( about 2 mm longer). The cap is engraved with Bach’s signature and I think this made the design more interesting.

Conclusion:

MSRP: $450 (at launch) but I have seen it sold on ebay for more then $1000

This is the only Donation Pen that is limited in quantity (12,000). Personally I enjoy Bach’s music and it adds value to me for having this pen. Is it worth it? YES, especially if you like Bach, but don’t use this as an investment vehicle. You are better off putting the money into your defer tax IRA account or annuity.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 11:35

Great review, thanks.
And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.


#3 goodguy

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 13:42

Very beautiful pen, reminds me both the Hemi and Schiller.
Thanks for showing it to us.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 15:28

It is indeed a beautiful pen, and I've not seen it before. Thanks for the review, very nice.
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#5 kaisede

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 16:41

Very beautiful pen, reminds me both the Hemi and Schiller.
Thanks for showing it to us.


That was what I was thinking. The over shape of the body reminds me of the Schiller.

#6 kaisede

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 16:44

It is indeed a beautiful pen, and I've not seen it before. Thanks for the review, very nice.


thank you

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 17:24

Many thanks for your review.

I really like the overall flattop shape (like a modern 136) and love the dark brown and orange color combination.

Is this pen semi-matte like the Hemingway or glossy like a regular Meisterstück?

Unfortunately I don't like the nib's engraving, clip and capband... :unsure: otherwise I would have been all over the donation pens already.

Enjoy your new pen

Michael


PS: if anyone would like to share their ideas how to replac clip and capband on any donation pen let me know

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 23:15

Nice review and photos. I like the color combination too but do not care much for the platinum head on the nib. Sometimes when I am looking at it, it makes me laugh, but do not confuse this with Bach the composer. The shape of this piece is good too as it is similar in profile to the 136...so it wouldn't be a stretch for MB to do a special edition series commemorating the vintage 136, or for that matter the 139 since they have the Dumas and Hemingway models to draw on as a design guide.

Hope you enjoy your pen and thanks for this interesting post.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:37

Many thanks for your review.

I really like the overall flattop shape (like a modern 136) and love the dark brown and orange color combination.

Is this pen semi-matte like the Hemingway or glossy like a regular Meisterstück?

Unfortunately I don't like the nib's engraving, clip and capband... :unsure: otherwise I would have been all over the donation pens already.

Enjoy your new pen

Michael


PS: if anyone would like to share their ideas how to replac clip and capband on any donation pen let me know


It is glossy. But due to the brown it is not as shinning as the Meisterstuck

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 14:10

Nice Review! Thanks for sharing!

Regards,

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#11 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 21:19

nice reviews thanks for sharing :thumbup:
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 22:38

nice review on a very nice pen
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#13 Blade Runner

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 02:28

Sorry I missed this too! This is one of my favorite music donations pens, and Bach is my favorite composer.

#14 Tom Kellie

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 14:00

~ This review was helpful to me as it provided images of the Johann Sebastian Bach Donation Pen.

 

I've never seen one. The nib, colors, clip and overall design are striking.

 

It's a pleasure to know more about this pen.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 18:25

Very nice pen, thanks for reviewing it






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