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 Re: Buying a Vintage instrument: Pro's or just cons?
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-02-01 12:41

Don't be bogged down by the "I only paid XX amount for it. so it's not worth spending XXX to have it overhauled" if it's an older pro model and has potential.

A pro level clarinet is still a pro level clarinet even if it's 50+ years old. If you were to insure it, then the insurance value would be that of the current equivalent pro model and not that of a clarinet that can be bought for a similar price you paid for it.

If you didn't spend much to buy it and assume that's what you should value it for, then that's a massive underestimate and the replacement instrument would probably end up being some heap of Chinese crap going on the buying price alone, so the amount you initially bought it for is immaterial.

Not so long ago I had someone think their Yamaha piccolo with the current replacement value of around £1400 isn't worth having overhauled because they bought it used, but they did have their E13 clarinet fully overhauled because they bought it new.

Chris.

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