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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000399.txt from 2003/06

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Buescher Clarinets
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 22:40:11 -0400

At 06:46 PM 6/12/2003 -0400, Jason Spradlin wrote:
>I played Bb from 6th grade to 11th grade and took a few years off, I =
>just got my clarinet back from my little sister (who just graduated) and was
>looking over what was just said about buying a Buffet, Yamaha, Selmer...
>Mine isn't so much an option whereas I'm not actually purchasing one.
>Anyhow, I was wondering if anybody could give me an idea of it's quality.
>It is a Buescher Aristocrat. Not wood. Any information would be helpful. I
>have, since I last played, developed an affection for swing and classic jazz
>so I'd like to be able to get back into playing and practicing as much as
>possible (even more so than when I was playing in school).

The typical Buescher Aristocrat plastic clarinet is a Bundy stencil
(clone), made by Selmer USA after they bought out Buescher. There are a
few insignificant differences in the tenon rings and trill keys, but
everything else is completely interchangeable. So the quality is
equivalent to any standard student-model plastic clarinet, such as Selmer
USA (Bundy), Yamaha, Vito, Evette, etc. Properly set up, it can be a fine
instrument. I use a Bundy for jazz playing myself. Just make sure you
have it looked over first by a repair tech. No sense busting your chops
with a leaky horn.

Bill Hausmann

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