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Title: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet: Age? How much is it worth?
Post by: philpedler on May 20, 2020, 06:58:19 PM
Can anyone help Eloise with this question? She is in the UK. That would probably affect the answer to the value question.

Hi Phil, I have a Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet, serial number 477723, made in England. I'd like to know the value of this and the age if you can! Thanks a lot!
Eloise

Thanks!
Title: Re: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet: Age? How much is it worth?
Post by: Dibbs on May 21, 2020, 01:53:52 AM
1977 or 1978. It was their bottom of the range model. The instrument everyone started on back in the day.  UK Ebay is awash with them.  £20 - £100.  A little more if it's a wooden one in great condition - maybe.
Title: Re: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet: Age? How much is it worth?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on May 21, 2020, 08:40:28 PM
And thatís why we need the international crowd here at clarinet pages!!!
Title: Re: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet: Age? How much is it worth?
Post by: Airflyte on May 22, 2020, 04:54:01 PM
Did the B&H Regents have the pot metal key work?
Title: Re: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet: Age? How much is it worth?
Post by: DaveLeBlanc on May 22, 2020, 09:35:44 PM
With that price point sounds like an English Bundy equivalents. However the Bundy is actually pretty decent
Title: Re: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet: Age? How much is it worth?
Post by: Dibbs on May 23, 2020, 07:37:44 AM
Did the B&H Regents have the pot metal key work?

Apparently a few did in the 50s.  I've never seen one.
Title: Re: Boosey & Hawkes Regent clarinet: Age? How much is it worth?
Post by: Dibbs on May 23, 2020, 07:51:40 AM
With that price point sounds like an English Bundy equivalents. However the Bundy is actually pretty decent

Yes, a similar sort of thing.