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 Giardinelli by Backun
Author: Ben Shaffer 
Date:   2021-10-03 19:38

I have an opportunity to buy this Clarinet locally. Ive only seen a picture of it so far but it appears to be in very good shape. Are there different Models? Are they smaller bore or large bore?
I don't see much about this Horn on line .They are asking $550



Post Edited (2021-10-03 20:52)

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 Re: Giardinelli by Backun
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-10-04 01:32

Backun or Buffet?

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 Re: Giardinelli by Backun
Author: gwie 
Date:   2021-10-04 19:17

As far as I know, Giardinelli has the GCL-10 which is a Backun-made intermediate horn that is no longer in production, as well as the current GCL-5GS, which is finished by the Buffet factory in Germany.

If you're getting it for ~$500 and it's in good shape, that is not a bad deal for a grenadilla wood clarinet!

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 Re: Giardinelli by Backun
Author: Ben Shaffer 
Date:   2021-10-04 19:35

Ha! I actually got it for $300!
It is Grenadilla wood and says on the sections made in Canada, so I assume Backun in fact did make it. The keys appear to be silver. It comes with a nice Ventus hard case , by Backun . The keys need to be adjusted, but other wise I think it is in good shape. It came with a Yamaha C4 MP, Ugh! There is very little on the internet about this Horn.
I'm excited about the Horn though!



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 Re: Giardinelli by Backun
Author: Jbosacki 
Date:   2021-10-05 01:28

$300 is a good deal for this horn. These were made specifically for in store sales at Music and Arts Stores. I was a manager there for 7 years. At the time they came in both Grenadilla and Cocobolo and were supposed to be comparable to the Protege line Backun had.

Ventus was the old name for the "Giardinelli" line of instruments. There was an inside problem with the name Ventus being too close to another music company so they changed the entire line from that to Giardinelli a few years back. It would be the same case but it should match and say "Giardinelli" on the outside. I actually own one of the Cocobolo Ventus instruments. I could send you a picture but they're identical.

Basically a lot of these Ventus and Giardinelli models were made using pre-existing models from companies so Music and Arts could sell the same horn and not have to price match them since it's a "different" model and then be able to use rental credit on them.

They have this for the Giaridnelli flute which is "made by" Haynes, the trumpet "made by" Eastman. Prime example of pure marketing,

Hope this helps.

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