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Offline DaveLeBlanc

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Anybody heard of J.E. Ray Denver-New York
« on: March 24, 2013, 02:19:19 PM »
I got a clarinet marked J.E. Ray Denver-New York.

Seeing as its only marked on the bell, I feel that it is one of the many music shop stencils from teh 60s.  The wood is pretty good, but it appears that the keywork is a little low quality; the plating has started to flake off instead of normal rub wear.

Anybody know more about it?
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RE: Anybody heard of J.E. Ray Denver-New York
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 11:37:47 AM »
Another new one for me. I took a look at eBay and found about 5 new ones for clarinetpages.net just last night.

Post some pictures!

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RE: Anybody heard of J.E. Ray Denver-New York
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 03:50:55 PM »
Here are a couple of pictures.

The top sections seems to be made of a darker, ebony-like wood, while the lower section is a more redder grenadilla kind of look (to my untrained eye, anyways).

The serial numbers are stamped in odd places (sideways on the side of the instrument).
David Watson of the original The Clarinet Pages
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