Author Topic: SELL: Vintage Eric Petterson -- Unique and Beautiful Handmade Swedish Clarinet  (Read 317 times)

Offline BLMonopole

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Absolutely gorgeous instrument in amazing vintage condition, this professional quality instrument plays beautifully top to bottom.  Amazing workmanship from a small Swedish maker. 

As seen in the photos, it's marked "Eric Petterson - Stockholm" on all parts, and has a silver band at the top of the lower joint with Mr. Petterson's signature on it.  The serial number is #8**.  The instrument has many interesting features including rollers, silver-plated keys, an unusually articulted LH C#/G# key, beautiful wood, and a warm rich tone.  No cracks or other damage.  Comes in a newer pochette case. 

In terms of history, Eric Petterson was a clarinetist in the mid-20th century.  His clarinets were copues of the Klose/Buffet instruments of the time, with a few differences (e.g., the rollers, and the raised tone hole for C#/G#).  All of his instruments were hand made in a small workshop in Stockholm with much love and care. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163128847882?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649



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Congrats!
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Aargh! I was hoping I could get you to send it to me before it sold. I wouldn't want to buy one, but I would like the chance to review one. Well, maybe another day. Also I haven't reviewed other special or handmade clarinets.

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It was a lovely horn.  A joy to play, incredibly well built and beautiful.  It was quite pitchy, although much of that could be tamed with a German style mouthpiece.

Ultimately, I have decided to "thin the herd" down to just a few special horns, and my vintage R-13 is a better instrument and has been in my hands (and the best clarinet I have ever played) since I was 15 years old. 

Sorry, Phil....I should have sent it your way! 

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That was helpful information. Thanks for responding! Hopefully someday...
I always think it is a good idea to thin down herds.
Mine is fairly manageable now.