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 Re: clear buffet clarinet
Author: GBK 
Date:   2008-05-13 04:24
Attachment:  CIMG1031.JPG (127k)

The clear plastic (lucite?) Buffet B-12's were a one shot production run by Buffet and by most accounts fewer than 1000 were made.

They often command premium prices by collectors, far above their original $200-$250 selling price.

Although they have a unique look (one is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and are relatively rare, they are still just a student line B-12 instrument.

I have never owned one, but did play one owned by a friend. Her father had owned a music store (and sold Buffet clarinets) and I suspect that these dealers had the inside track in acquiring these clarinets.

Actually it did play a bit better than today's Buffet B-12's, they are not worth the excessive prices which these clarinets often go for.

Attached is a photo from the woodwind.org archives of the clear B12.

...GBK

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