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 What Clarinet to Buy?
Author: icsd08063 
Date:   2019-02-20 19:03

Hello to everybody from Greece,

My girlfriend plays the clarinet on our local philharmonic. Our philharmonic clubs in Greece are like this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5h3exHiQF0). Each municipality tends to have its own philharmonic school where each one who wants to participate can take free lessons and actively assist on various events (indoors but mostly outdoors).

She looks for a new clarinet for some time now as she is not feeling happy with the provided one by the philharmonic school (free of charge).
I would like to gift her one but since I am completely noob on music related subjects, I desperately need your help.

She has mentioned the Buffet Crampon and doing a little bit of research, I have "selected" the below models:

PRODIGE (around 550€ in Greece)
E12-F (around 1100€ in Greece)
E13 (around 1550€ in Greece)

I can somehow understand basic differences but unfortunately, like I said, I do not have a music background at all to deeply understand the whole thing.
Here is where I need your help!

Currently, she is using the clarinet 2-3 times a week, for philharmonic rehearsals and then, for whatever event the philharmonic should participate.
I can spent around 1500€, which here in Greece can buy you a new E13 from Buffet's authorized dealer.

I would really appreciate your opinion! Maybe I am looking on a totally wrong clarinet for her needs? Worth mentioning though that she would never be a professional player as her main job is totally different. She is just playing because she likes it.

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