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Title: Selling My Clarinet
Post by: odonjar on September 14, 2018, 08:44:10 AM
Greetings,

I am thinking about selling my Selmer Paris Rosewood Contra Alto Clarinet. It is in immaculate shape. I guess I am just asking what a reasonable price would be, and where would be a good place to try and sell it?

Thanks
Title: Re: Selling My Clarinet
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on September 14, 2018, 09:34:26 AM
Well those certainly don't pop up often at all.

I see one single one on eBay for about $4,000.

You could probably get more, but since these aren't in terribly high demand you may have to wait quite a while for a sale.

Anyplace online is rough on selling fees (up to 10%), but you might not have a choice if you want to reach the widest audience.
Title: Re: Selling My Clarinet
Post by: andybeals on September 17, 2018, 08:30:48 AM
I had to send the rosewood Selmer contra alto I've been playing on for the past few years back to San Francisco with his daddy at the start of the summer.  It is a very nice clarinet that was rich in tone and nearly as agile as a Selmer Series 9 soprano.  I'm going to miss the big guy.
Title: Re: Selling My Clarinet
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on September 17, 2018, 10:24:41 AM
I had the good fortune to play on one for one single concert. I was blown away by the solid response and clear tone.
Going back to my Bundy contra alto was a sad day.