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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000789.txt from 2000/09

From: rgarrett@-----.edu
Subj: Re: [kl] Oops on Nickel Silver an Serial #s
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:06:38 -0400

At 09:39 AM 9/25/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> Also, I believe it was 1975 that Buffet made a run of what they called
the "Anniversary" model. Any of these that i have tried were exceptional
instruments, especially the A clarinets. These will say "Anniversary" and
are somewhere in the 153xxx to 163xxx range.

I regrettably sold my 153,303 Bb for a 1990 model - I remember Shifrin
telling me not to sell it when I was thinking of doing so. Now I have a
good idea why!

>I sold several Prestige clarinets during this time as well. Clearly ( to
my ear) a good R-13 Prestige was the best instrument Buffet had to offer.
But curiously, it seemed that there was a lower percentage of good Prestiges.

Did you find them to be somewhat resistant?

>The RC Eb clarinets from this period were excellent. Wish I had bought one!

I got one of them - and it is great. The Prestige RC D clarinet is also a
superb one.......

What great info - thanks for providing it Clark.

Best wishes,
Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director, Symphonic Winds
Head, Recording Studio
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3268

"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes
another's."
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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