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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000577.txt from 1996/04

From: Fernando Silveira <fersilv@-----.NET>
Subj: Re: Grenadilla/African Blackwood: another equipment posting
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 15:25:01 -0400

At 16:41 17/04/96 EST, you wrote:
> Subject header notwithstanding, I've been thinking about the age-old R13
> vs. Prestige topic. I can't afford the $2825.00 quoted from [famous
> supplier] but am still interested in finding out about the Buffet
> Prestige instruments. I've read in the archives a posting to the effect
> that the Prestige(s) are built from Grenadilla, and the Poor Boy R-13s
> from African Blackwood. Does anyone have the facts on this? Are the woods
> different?
> ````````````````````````````````
> Bill Fogle
> Washington, DC
> `````````````````````````````````
>Hi Bill
I've been playing with Prestige series for a long time, and, I can
tell you: the wood is diferent; the quality is diferent and the sound is
diferent. Always better.
I don't know if they were made of similar or of same wood, but, the
care of the Prestige wood is higher.
I hope helped you.
Fernando Silveira
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

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