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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000089.txt from 2004/12

From: "DWH" <dwh46@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Serial Number on old Clarinet
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 12:05:37 -0500


> To me, this doesn't sound like a very good deal, especially if the
> intonation is only ok.

I totally agree with you, Gary.

> Based on the serial number list at
> http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Equipment/HowOld/Buffet.html it is
> probably from late 1964 to early 1965, in other words 40 years old.
>
> I think the price is $300-500 too high. I bought an essentially unused
> Buffet Festival A clarinet on E-bay in 2002 and paid $1750 for it.
>
> Gary

There are a few much newer R13 A clarinets on eBay at the moment, and the
current bid prices look to finish well below $1800. It's good that you do
have opportunity to check the clarinet in question, Emily, but you might do
much better to shop around a little more.

Don Hatfield

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