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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000448.txt from 2003/06

From: "Dee D. Flint" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Sometimes you really can get a silk purse...
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 15:10:40 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce McGarvey" <>
Subject: [kl] Sometimes you really can get a silk purse...

> If you're interested...
> Ask Walter Grabner how he turned a gawd-awful $75 1950s-60s E-bay
> Penzel-Mueller eefer into an instrument that is better in tune and has a
> nicer timbre than the many of the "pro" instruments out there.

Although it may have been in terrible condition when you got it,
Penzel-Mueller was one of the better makers of the day. It's more a case of
restoring something to it's former glory rather than turning a sow's ear
into a silk purse.

Dee Flint

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