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Offline Era.photo1

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Help!Holton clarinet no serial number
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:35:23 PM »
I purchased a holton clarinete at a garage sale. It has no serial number or model number. It does have the holton logo, " collegigate and elkhorn wis on the bell.
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Re: Help!Holton clarinet no serial number
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 09:57:37 PM »
I'm getting Vito vibes from the trill keys. Looks like a mid-1980s hard plastic case.

All things considered, it should be a pretty great player, at least for beginning levels or as a practice clarinet.

Vito products are VERY good quality and practically bulletproof. Kept nice, these will outlive pretty much anyone.
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Re: Help!Holton clarinet no serial number
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2019, 03:32:40 PM »
Does the upper joint also have the Holton Collegiate name on it? Holton-branded Vitos of this era had distinctive tenon rings as you can see on the bell, but since the lower joint doesn't have that there's obviously some level of mis-matched components.

That style of trademark was used on those beginning in 1965 or 1966. Not a lot of them were made, but I don't know if that was due to a short production run or just low sales. Holton clarinets were out of production for at least several years before being re-introduced in 1977 without the "Collegiate" name.

The model number for the '60s model is CL-630 (or CL-633 for the lower-priced one with offset trill keys).
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Re: Help!Holton clarinet no serial number
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 07:11:10 AM »
Nice find!
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