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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000238.txt from 2000/09

From: "David B. Niethamer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cats/new to list/Pierre Morceau
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 23:48:32 -0400

on 9/6/00 7:09 PM, Bill Hausmann wrote:

>Is the "wood" grain on the INSIDE as well as the
>outside of the clarinet? Look inside the bell and in the tenon sockets,
>where bright, shiny, ungrained black will give away a plastic pretender.

Well, maybe. I have a couple of older clarinets that have had their bore
polished to the extent that it is quite shiny, and the grain is no longer
visible. And yes, they *are* wooden instruments!


David Niethamer
Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony

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