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 Re: Vintage Selmer clarinet ID?
Author: Ken Shaw 2017
Date:   2012-05-08 15:35

According to http://www.clarinetperfection.com/snclarinet.htm, production of plastic Bundys began in 1948.

Photo http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=x43hxc&s=6 shows, I think, a needle spring for the throat A key. I had one of these in the mid-50s, but it was well-used and probably came from the early 50s. Later (I think) Bundys had a flat spring.

The design was problematic because the needle spring was very short. Standard "blued" springs quickly snapped. You need to make sure you have a stainless steel spring there.

Bundy's are indestructable, and yours will undoubtedly play up to its quality (not very high) with fresh pads, etc. In its current rough condition, it is unlikely to sell for more than, say, $35. (The absence of a ligature is meaningless. Prices for them begin at $5.)

Ken Shaw

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