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 Madelon clarinet
Author: Zazzy 
Date:   2007-09-06 15:46

My daughter inherited a Silver B-flat clarinet with Madelon on the bell
it's in pretty good shape no dents, scratches, etc. but definately needs pads, cleaning etc. She's a Junior in high school and has played clarinet since 6th grade, she's in Jazz band, Marching band, and Pep band. She also plays Tenor Sax. She plans on continuing to play clarinet through college. I can't find any info on how old this instrument might be, it's value or whether it's worth fixing for her to play. Can I take it to my local Schmitt Music to get it fixed? It's in what appears to be the original case and looks fairly old. Can anyone help me out with these questions or tell me where I can find the answers.

Thanks Lynn in Minneapolis

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 Re: Madelon clarinet
Author: GBK 
Date:   2007-09-06 18:18

A very quick search of the archives reveals that the Madelon metal clarinet was made by Cundy Bettoney of Boston during the 1907-1950 time period.

Cundy Bettoney made a few intermediate level clarinets (ex. Boston Wonder) but the Madelon is a student grade clarinet of minimum value.

According to Jim Lande's yearly metal clarinet survey, past Madelon clarinets have sold on Ebay between $36 and $102.

Restoring a metal clarinet COULD BE a costly proposition which might far outweigh the value of the instrument, especially if there a frozen screws, rusted springs and if polishing is requested...GBK

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 Re: Madelon clarinet
Author: Zazzy 
Date:   2007-09-06 19:07

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much for the info.!!! Lynn

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