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 Re: A Clarinet under $1500
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-01-23 03:17

I don't know anything about them besides Tom's reputation and the description on his web page, but the Ridenour Lyrique 575 A clarinet is $1,895 brand new. If you can look at a $1,500 used horn, you might be able to swing the extra $400 to get a new one that comes direct from the manufacturer with his satisfaction guarantee. Ridenour has a trial/return policy (see his website). If you like the Lyrique, I think it would probably last you longer than an E-11, which I'd think you would outgrow fairly quickly.

A used R13 or equivalent Bb can be found without much difficulty for a price in the <$1,500 range, but my suspicion is that finding A clarinets of the same quality at all is probably more difficult (but not impossible). There is, I think, less turnover in A clarinets generally among players who buy and use them - there are many more people who play Bb clarinets exclusively. I've seen them on EBay, but you have to watch patiently, and you can't be *really* sure of what you're getting until you've gotten it, when returning an item can be tricky, depending on the vendor.

Karl

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