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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000113.txt from 1996/04

From: Greg Baker <BAKERG01@-----.EDU>
Subj: Buffet plastic clarinet
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 1996 13:10:56 -0500

A few years ago when I was at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, I had
a friend who played on a plastic clarinet made by Buffet. I never got the
serial number or anything, but I had never seen such a thing. He is, of course,
at a tremendous advantage to the rest of us, because the action on most makes
of plastic clarinets is radically different from Buffets. Therefore, when he
goes out to buy a wood clarinet, he will already be fully accustomed to the

Therefore, my question is this: How rare are these Buffet plastic clarinets?
Also, who carries them? The plastic clarinet I have now is a Conn, which is a
fine instrument, but the action on it is too different from my Buffets. Anyone
have any input? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Greg Baker

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