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 Are vintage clarinets bad for beginners?
Author: Cimm 
Date:   2021-10-07 20:34


I don't play any woodwinds but I have an old clarinet in good shape. My son would like to try it out and possibly join the high school band next year (at which point we'd evaluate what he really needs from an instrument). The old clarinet needs pads. Or I could get a cheap newer student clarinet for not much more than the cost of new pads.

Obviously you can't compare two hypothetical instruments! But how old can a clarinet be before it's too different an instrument to be good to learn on?

Have clarinets changed enough over the last century such that a cheap modern student instrument is better for a beginner than a decent old--but functional--instrument?

Thanks!



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