Klarinet Archive - Posting 000742.txt from 1998/04
From: "David C. Blumberg" <reedman@-----.com>
Subj: cost of B-12
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 07:52:54 -0400
The B-12 does not cost $219, it costs $299. Retail is $630. I went to their
site ($219 sounded like a give away, so I checked it out). Still a great
price for a fine plastic Clarinet.
Wood: Buffet E-11 ($519 from WW&BW)
Leblanc Normandy 4 ($500 from WW&BW)
Leblanc Noblet 40 ($616 from WW&BW)
Plastic: Buffet B-12 ($219 from WW&BW)
Leblanc 7214 ($298 from WW&BW)
Leblanc 7216 ($315 from WW&BW)
Okay, enough with the advertisement... Anyways, if you are happy with your
Artley, stick with it and don't give it up! I've had my Bundy for almost 7
years (I finally bought a Buffet after my upper joint snapped in two.
Fortunately, Selmer replaced it for free, but I felt more secure with a
newer clarinet) Also, if you do have the money and your budget is whatever
you can convince your parents to, give serious thought to the Buffet
Greenlines, which range between $2000 and $3000, but are more durable than
plastic and sound and feel and are wood.
I have no idea how I got into talking about clarinets instead of
mouthpieces, but there you go! I ramble in my messages.
Anyways, good luck!