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 Lyons Aristocrat - Buffet stencil?
Author: clarnibass 
Date:   2018-01-07 09:11

Hi

Is this a Buffet stencil? Says Lyons Aristocrat. Looks pretty much exactly like a buffet as far as the shape of the barrel, bell and keys. There are supposedly some minor differences but I'm not sure.

The serial number is the same as a Buffet from 1937.

Thanks

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 Re: Lyons Aristocrat - Buffet stencil?
Author: clarnibass 
Date:   2018-01-07 10:10
Attachment:  20180105_104549-800x600[1].jpg (174k)
Attachment:  20180105_104555-800x600[1].jpg (172k)

Had a problem with the photos, hope they attach to this post.

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 Re: Lyons Aristocrat - Buffet stencil?
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2018-01-07 17:26

Definitely not a Buffet unfortunately. The trill key guide is a dead giveaway. The keywork is also different from most Buffets.

-Jdbassplayer

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 Re: Lyons Aristocrat - Buffet stencil?
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-01-08 20:34

Also this begs the question - did Buffet themselves stencil clarinets for other companies?

I know they had and still have clarinets stencilled for them, but were there Buffet (pro level) clarinets that didn't carry the Buffet logo?

Chris.

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 Re: Lyons Aristocrat - Buffet stencil?
Author: Steven Ocone 2017
Date:   2018-01-09 04:24

I have a very old Carl Fischer clarinet that I've always thought was a Buffet. I'll try to remember to take some photos.

Steven Ocone
Ann & Steve's Music

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