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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000398.txt from 1997/12

From: Matthew Hanson <>
Subj: Holton Metal Cl.
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:09:38 -0500

These posts really annoy me. As a collector, an instrument, how ever
old, or how bad the condition is worth as much as someone is willing to
pay. That is, of course the only reason that priceless art exists, along
with the incredible prices on some Strad. violins. Not to compare the
quality of Stad. violins to metal clarinets, but I've never heard of a
metal clarinet cracking from the cold. Just as someone may pay more for
a Leblanc than a Buufet, it is only in what you want. More power to
those who like collecting old metal clarinets. I believe what Mr.
Hardester is doing for his wife's Christmas is very sweet. I,
personally, would be very happy to receive a vintage SILVER PLATED
clarinet. Let's remember that Holton is a division of Leblanc. It's not
like the instrument is made by Junk and Sons.

Matthew Hanson

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