Customers who had already pre-ordered the pen received a personal apology letter from Pelikan along with a CD of Beethoven's 9th Symphony - from which the "Ode to Joy" featured on the pen's design was taken from. For many this increased their excitement of getting their own Concerto and provided another memento and interesting companion piece to their exclusive pen. This was due to unusual regulations regarding the hallmarking of the gold-plated sterling silver barrel overlays.
A limited run of 4000 fountain pens were produced, and finally reached the market in 1996. The item "PELIKAN CONCERTO LIMITED EDITION FOUNTAIN PEN BROAD NIB 962845" is in sale since Thursday, November 17, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Pelikan". The seller is "finepensandcollectibles" and is located in Calabasas, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.