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Adjusted Cost of New Normandy Plateau Clarinet
« on: May 19, 2019, 07:01:10 PM »
An advertisement from 1960 shows the Normandy 14P (resonite) retailing for $149.50, and the Normandy 5P (wood) retailing for $159.50.

Adjusting for inflation:

Normandy 14P: $1290
Normandy 5P: $1377


For comparison, you can buy a new LeBlanc L225 intermediate wood clarinet for $1600 new.

It's interesting how vintage clarinets sold for so much new, but nowadays we can get them for next to nothing.

I purchased a Normandy 140P for like $80 one time.
David Watson of the original The Clarinet Pages