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Offline abellows

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1936 Buffet
« on: December 05, 2016, 04:38:30 PM »
  Just got this little guy delivered today. I'm sure that I paid way too much for it $175. But I really wanted a pre-pre R13/ or as it is rarely called not an R-13. I think I might just repad it and leave it at that. Seems to be well taken care of. has a crack on the bell, and barrel pretty insignificant.


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Re: 1936 Buffet
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 06:21:56 PM »
I agree, perhaps a little much in terms of resale value.  But it sure looks to be a real nice player, if not in tune then in sound and tone.  Definitely one to keep!
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Re: 1936 Buffet
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 06:49:49 PM »
It will be a good player - that's the appeal of these non-museum grade clarinets. Oh, and the fact that it's a hand built Buffet is surely a good thing.
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Re: 1936 Buffet
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 07:35:39 PM »
Luckily I have never sold anything! LOL

Recently I took some out to get measurements and took this pic. My favorite is the Martin Freres 1860-1890 in the middle. Plays like a champ! I was building my new workbench because I was sick of working on them at my kitchen counter. My wife might have hated it a little also.  I am going to take a break from buying anymore, and really focus on the overhaul/regulating aspects of them. I am going to go over all of the ones I did when I first started, and try to fine tune them.

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Re: 1936 Buffet
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 10:02:45 PM »
that's a beautiful workbench
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Re: 1936 Buffet
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2016, 08:16:05 AM »
"The Clarinet - in a class of its own"

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Re: 1936 Buffet
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 01:56:39 PM »
LOL, why is you workbench nicer than anything I own.... ;)
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