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 Selmer Paris sold
Author: GBK 
Date:   2018-01-12 19:33

Selmer family appears to have given up majority control of the company.


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 Re: Selmer Paris sold
Author: GBK 
Date:   2018-01-12 19:41
Attachment:  CP_SELMER_ARGOS_VENG_FINAL.pdf (164k)

Press release

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 Re: Selmer Paris sold
Author: Clarineteer 
Date:   2018-01-12 20:50

Its funny that there is no mention of the debt that Selmer has incurred for tooling on their Presence and other new pro clarinets in their current line.

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 Re: Selmer Paris sold
Author: windplr 
Date:   2018-01-12 21:40

I suppose only time will tell how these changes will affect Selmer products and quality going forward. As majority shareholder, the private equity firm will have a say in virtually everything.

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 Re: Selmer Paris sold
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2018-01-13 00:04

I'm wondering how that will affect the American Leblanc operation that was (is) under Conn-Selmer. Will they still produce the made in the US clarinets with the consultation of Julian Bliss? In France, I hope they don't do anything to compromise the quality of the Presence clarinet, a good and affordable pro-level instrument.

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 Re: Selmer Paris sold
Author: Klose 2017
Date:   2018-01-13 00:30

How will this effect the clarinet market?

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 Re: Selmer Paris sold
Author: JulianBliss 
Date:   2018-01-13 00:48

Seabreeze, just to clarify. Conn-Selmer (who own Leblanc) and Selmer Paris are completely separate companies and operate as such. Conn-Selmer is simply the USA distributor for Selmer Paris. Therefore, this announcement will have no bearing on Leblanc or our plans for the future.

We (Conn-Selmer) have been fortunate enough to see some fantastic feedback on Selmer Paris Clarinets in the USA especially with the new Presence and Prologue. We hope to continue working closely with them to build the presence (see what i did there!?) of the brand in the USA.


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 Re: Selmer Paris sold
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2018-01-13 01:39

Thanks, Julian, for the clarification. I think we've all been confused about the status of Conn-Selmer and the newly revived Leblanc brand.

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 Re: Selmer Paris sold
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2018-01-13 01:43

Thanks, Julian, for the clarification. I think most of us have been confused by the status of both the newly-revived Leblanc brand and the Conn-Selmer Corporation. Many players still believe Leblanc clarinets are extinct rather than a continuing "presence."

Post Edited (2018-01-13 01:45)

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 Re: Selmer Paris sold
Author: hans 
Date:   2018-01-17 04:38

The effect on quality concerns me as well. Too often new owners send in cost accountants to see if profitability can be increased through cost reductions, like using cheaper materials, or outsourcing some functions. Unless the investment firm that bought a stake in Selmer has some musicians in its executive ranks, that could be Selmer's fate.
Just in case, hang on to your pre-2018 Selmers....

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 Re: Selmer Paris sold
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2018-01-18 06:20

Just heard that there is a Help Wanted sign in Elkhart, IN at the Selmer factory.

Could be a good thing.

Designer of - Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces

Yamaha Artist 2015

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