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 Metal bundy made in france
Author: amcostello1 
Date:   2018-03-18 23:35

This belonged to my grandfather. I'm guessing it is from the 1920's but I'm waiting to hear more from an expert I contacted. This is what my resource had to say:

"The George Bundy signature metal clarinets are quite good in manufacturing quality and sound. When Bundy was president of Selmer, USA (the horns were produced in France but sold in the US) he set out to produce a line with his name on it. You have a fine quality horn there. :)The serial number is 4158. I'll try to get some more info on the dates and such for you soon."

Here are the pictures:


If anyone has any info I would really appreciate it.

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 Re: Metal bundy made in france
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-03-19 02:18

These were made by Selmer Paris - also some were stamped 'Sterling' inside a diamond shape, but nothing like the later Selmer Sterlings which were student/intermediate models made by various other companies for Selmer London.

They're a slightly rationalised version of Selmer's pro level metal clarinets (no microtuning barrel for one thing), but essentially the same in terms of keywork, bore, tonehole layout, etc.

Definitely worth having restored I reckon.

Former oboe finisher
Howarth of London
1998 - 2010

The opinions I express are my own.

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 Re: Metal bundy made in france
Author: amcostello1 
Date:   2018-03-19 04:23

Thanks so much for the information. I'm a string player and I'm pondering having it restored if I want to learn how to play it. Do you have any idea what the rough value is?

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