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Offline Tarh331_Dad

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Re: 1886 Buffet Crampon unibody Bb
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2020, 12:03:12 PM »
Could someone explain what is meant by "the choke"?

On a shotgun, the narrowing of the choke is at the end of the barrel.

But are you talking about a narrowing at the top [or the "beginning"] of the clarinet bell, where it attaches to the lower joint of the clarinet?

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Re: 1886 Buffet Crampon unibody Bb
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2020, 01:39:15 PM »
Has anyone checked into what these Buffets from 1865-70 are valued at (antiques?).
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Re: 1886 Buffet Crampon unibody Bb
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2020, 01:00:55 AM »
Has anyone checked into what these Buffets from 1865-70 are valued at (antiques?).

Hard to say for sure. The oldest “premium” clarinet I ever sold was a 1920s Bettony A clarinet for $700.

The oldest Buffet (standard, unspecial) was from 1915; sold for like $175 or so?

Someone else will have to chime in on the true value of a 19th century Buffet.
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Re: 1886 Buffet Crampon unibody Bb
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2020, 12:57:22 PM »
I don't know if there's a real "market" (yet? ever?)for early Boehm clarinets, so it's whatever somebody wants to pay at that moment, it seems.  I've seen asking prices in the thousands for really early Buffets, like 1840s-1850s in various keys, but don't know how much they actually sold for.  In France, they seem to be nearly worthless, as they must be practically "piled up like cord wood." ;)
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