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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000049.txt from 2005/08

From: Pat Flannery <pjfnefro@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: [kl] "A. Fontaine" clarinet
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 13:49:03 -0400

Same here. I love my Fontaine clarinet. It's a Boehm and very easy
to play with a wonderful lower register. Mine was a "gift" from my
brother who saw it in a music store more than 30 years ago and picked
it up thinking I might get some use out of it. I have other
clarinets, but the Fontaine brings back fond memories for me so I
keep it in good "running order" and play it often. They were more
popular in the WWII era, and not the finest of makes, but nice
nonetheless. Please don't get rid of it; if it plays at all, I'm
sure there are people here who would value it.

-Pat Flannery
VERY amatuer clarinetist

On Aug 5, 2005, at 1:31 PM, Nightingale Nightingale wrote:

> On 8/5/05, Joseph Wakeling <joseph.wakeling@-----.net> 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
> months.)
>
>
>> 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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