Klarinet Archive - Posting 000075.txt from 1997/09
From: SDM@-----. Morrow)
Subj: Re: Greenlines cracking
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 12:25:34 -0400
>Jeroen (I think) just said that Buffet Greenline clarinets (made out of
>glued-together wood particles, vs.an intact section of Grenadilla) DO
>crack, just less than others. I find this interesting; I thought the
>whole point of wood that doesn't have grain is that cracking should be
>much less likely to happen, or basically not happen.
>Instructor of Clarinet and Chamber Music
>University of Toronto
I apologize for answering so "late" (I'm REALLY behind on my e-mail!)!
My understanding was that the Greenline was developed from environmental
concerns, NOT as an improved crack-resistant instrument. The idea was to
make a "quality" clarinet out of wood that would normally be discarded,
thereby saving trees.
Scott D. Morrow
Department of Biochemistry
School of Hygiene and Public Health
Johns Hopkins University