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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000342.txt from 2002/02

From: Roger Shilcock <>
Subj: Re: [kl] LeBlanc Eternite
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 12:27:03 -0500

Perhaps the whole thing's a slip of someone's mind, and "Infinite"
is really meant. THis is a well-known -very French - Leblanc model.
Roger S.

In message < writes:
> One more comment that I forgot to mention: When bidding on
> inventory and expensive instruments, it is common to bid and
> win those bids by offering as little as ten cents on the
> dollar. If you find something you like, and even if the price
> is right, don't hesitate to do some serious dickering with
> them. Remember that A clarinets represent, relatively, a
> limited part of the woodwind market.
> Donna Higgins wrote:
> > As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm looking to upgrade my A
> > clarinet. Tomorrow afternoon I'm driving down to the big Chuck Levin's
> > store near D.C. to try out some instruments. The person I spoke with on
> > the telephone this morning said they had several new LeBlanc Eternite A
> > clarinets, with leather double case, for $975 a piece. The explanation
> > was that they had purchased some inventory very cheaply at a bankruptcy
> > sale, hence the low sale price.
> >
> > This is setting off my "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably
> > is" alarm, but perhaps I'm being paranoid. How long ago did LeBlanc
> > stop selling the Eternite? (And yes, I searched the klarinet archives,
> > and Googled on "Eternite clarinet" with no helpful results from either
> > source. I also checked the LeBlanc web site, but there's no mention of
> > it that I could find).
> >
> > Presumably if these are new instruments, they've been sitting around
> > somewhere for awhile. Is this a reason to exclude these instruments
> > from consideration? Is there any other reason I shouldn't at least try
> > them out?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > - Donna
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------

La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu, Cassandre
------ J. Giraudoux [pretty obvious where...]


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