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 1938 Buffet Crampon - to overhaul or not?
Author: MommaJBird 
Date:   2018-12-29 02:28

I just acquired a 1938 Buffet Crampon Bb Clarinet (serial # 23473) from an estate sale (everything in the house/on the property was sold with the house.

While the case itself is filthy and latches are rusty, the instrument itself appears to be in relatively good shape - dirty, but no obvious cracks, and definitely needs new pads and corks, also, one key sticks (which means it might be a little bent? ). My daughter plays clarinet, so she'd love to have it to play, but is it worth the cost for the unknown playability?

Question is...
Is it worth it to overhaul at $250.00 (base fee, will be more of excessive work is needed) or keep as cool decor?

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Max S-D 2018-12-29 08:15 
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Steven Ocone 2018-12-29 16:43 
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