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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000578.txt from 1997/09

Subj: Cost of R-13 vs other WOODWINDS
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 00:09:15 -0400

At 08:03 AM 9/9/97 -0500, Roger Garrett wrote:

>My interpretation of what Clark wrote was clarinet as compared to other
>instruments (such as stringed instruments). Being married to a cellist,
>spending $18,000 on a new cello two years ago was a real eye-opener for
>me. And that was for a modern, 1995 instrument. Take a look at the
>prices of some of the old instruments!
I failed to take into account professional quality STRINGED instruments. I
stand corrected.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive

My point about R-13's being RELATIVELY inexpensive was
a comparison to other woodwind instruments that require
similar toolings and operations to produce.

I think it is irrelevent to compare Clarinets to string
instruments. String instruments have become highly inflated
in valuse due to the investment/antique value that can be
assigned to them.

Clark W Fobes

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