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Author Topic: Bundy Clarinet with Conn bell?  (Read 54 times)

Offline rth

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Bundy Clarinet with Conn bell?
« on: December 30, 2020, 04:01:13 PM »
I will apologize in advance for my ignorance of the subject.

My wife is 50 and this the clarinet she played in high school. We know nothing about it. The repair paper work says it is a Bundy. The only brand name we can find is on the bell and it is Conn. The serial number on the body is 8935 as pictured.

Any information you guys can provide will be much appreciated.

I'm trying to post the pics and having a very hard time any help there would be awesome as well.


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Re: Bundy Clarinet with Conn bell?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2020, 01:47:28 PM »
Welcome to the Clarinet Pages forum.

The current issue with not being able to post pics is being dealt with. I do apologize for that.

As far as the the Bundy body with Conn bell - yes, that is entirely possible.

It's very common for the printed logo on Resonite Bundy's to completely wear off the instrument.

So, "unbranded" clarinets can be a Chinese CSO or an entirely decent US Bundy that could possibly last another 100 years or more!
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Re: Bundy Clarinet with Conn bell?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2020, 11:25:38 PM »
We apologize for the picture problem. Little elves are hard at work in the back fixing things!

As for your clarinet, like Airflyte said its not uncommon at all for logos to wear off on Bundys. In fact, its rather exceptional for an older Bundy to NOT have the logo worn off .

As for bells, those get swapped around left and right and over 50 years its very possible that it just picked up a Conn bell.

As for the pictures, you can certainly email me directly at daveleblanc@clarinetpages.net and I can take a look at the keywork and let you know whether or not its an actual Bundy, or something else
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Re: Bundy Clarinet with Conn bell?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 08:14:58 AM »
I will be emailing you those pictures shortly Dave.

Thank you so much for your help guys!