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Offline modernicus

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Just picked up this late '40s Buffet...
« on: October 08, 2019, 03:30:10 PM »
...for $69 smackeroos.  It has some poorly glued cracks that extend from the lower joint socket, but these look really fixable. Only one goes up to a tone hole, but not through.  I thought it was a decent deal, but maybe I am a little  :o.  Anyway, serial is 365xx, which nearest I could figure was 1947/48 or so?  I'm keeping my fingers crossed this one could be a great player, I know some think these just-pre-R13s can be pretty nice.
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« Last Edit: October 08, 2019, 03:33:09 PM by modernicus »
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Re: Just picked up this late '40s Buffet...
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 06:12:21 PM »
Can't beat the price. Do you have the barrel too? A period barrel is going to be tough to find, but you should be able to find one that fits regardless.

I bought a 1911 or so Eb clarinet without barrel, that I've NEVER been able to find one to fit it. I've tried 5 different ones with no success.
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Re: Just picked up this late '40s Buffet...
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 07:30:36 PM »
A missing barrel on something old and obscure is a real tough spot, don't I know it!  I don't have the barrel, but I do have one I believe came off an RC Prestige or Festival and some other ones to try. People think the original BC barrels are made out of gold lately, it seems?
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Re: Just picked up this late '40s Buffet...
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 05:20:12 PM »
Looks great for the price. I've always liked the keywork and pad cups on the old Buffets.
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