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 Re: Buying a Vintage instrument: Pro's or just cons?
Author: GBK 
Date:   2018-02-01 02:24

The statement "clarinets don't appreciate, they depreciate" is correct. Like a new car, new clarinets can lose 30% - 50% of the retail value in the first year.

Buffets do hold their resale value better than other clarinets, with some vintages (mid 1960's to early 1970's) considered far more desirable than others.

Always factor in the cost of a possible full restoration/overhaul with any used clarinet you are considering purchasing.


...GBK (still happily playing Buffets from 1965 - 1975)

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