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 Any ideas?
Author: Alexis Del Vento 
Date:   2019-07-19 20:24

Hi! I inherited a 1950s clarinet from my mother, seems to be in good condition and comes in its case. Wondering if anyone’s heard of the brand before because I’m trying to estimate it’s worth. I think the clarinet is a De Kay Craftone, as the bell and mouthpiece have the markings, but the metal piece covering the mouthpiece says buffet. There’s another little metal clasp that attaches the reed and that says M Martin France. Any help Would be greatly appreciated!

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 Re: Any ideas?
Author: Tobin 
Date:   2019-07-19 21:31

The metal mouthpiece cap (Buffet) and the ligature which holds the reed to the mouthpiece (M Martin) have nothing to do with the instrument’s manufacture.

I’m unfamiliar with the Delay Craftone. There is little information here on the BB or on other internet searches. A metal Dekay clarinet sold on eBy for $21.50 in 2016.


Gnothi Seauton

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 Re: Any ideas?
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2019-07-20 05:23

Some photographs might help.

Tony F.

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