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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000044.txt from 2005/08

From: Nightingale Nightingale <>
Subj: Re: [kl] "A. Fontaine" clarinet
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 13:32:58 -0400

On 8/5/05, Joseph Wakeling <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Does the manufacturer name "A. Fontaine" ring any bells with anyone? A
> friend found an old clarinet in an attic and was hoping I could help him
> identify it.

Ding! Ding! Ding! That's the same company that made my clarinet. The
person who gave it to me said that they were a French company, and the
clarinet was made in the 50s. It's ebony & has a lovely sound, even
when played by a beginner like me. (I've had it for less than 2

> I don't have any more info at present but I'm hoping he'll send me a
> photo soon so I can tell whether it's Boehm or Albert system or
> whatever, but I thought I'd raise the question just in case anyone knows
> anything.

Mine is Boehm.

> The clarinet is an "A. Fontaine Deluxe" apparently. Any ideas?
> Many thanks,

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