Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Author Topic: CONN(?) Alto Clarinet "Made in France"  (Read 302 times)

Offline DaleBflat

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Newbie!
    • View Profile
CONN(?) Alto Clarinet "Made in France"
« on: March 01, 2021, 06:32:43 PM »
Does anyone know who in France made the alto clarinets for CONN? The (rust/brown) case looks like a mid 60's Selmer or Noblet case. Truth is, I'm only about 98% sure it's a CONN stencil, there is a repair band right over the brand stamp but I can make out the familiar Conn Director marching band figures, so it's an educated guess at best.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 06:43:14 PM by DaleBflat »

Offline DaveLeBlanc

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3205
  • Clarinet-ing since 2012
    • View Profile
    • Watson Musical
Re: CONN(?) Alto Clarinet "Made in France"
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 02:55:44 PM »
Probable Malerne. I had a Conn hard rubber bass that had the very sterotypical "Made in France" logo (sort of in a curve or bow shape) that pointed towards Malerne.
David Watson of the original The Clarinet Pages
Irvine, California, United States

Offline DaleBflat

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Newbie!
    • View Profile
Re: CONN(?) Alto Clarinet "Made in France"
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 03:48:50 PM »
Thank you Dave! Would the same apply to a wooden instrument? Meaning did Marlene also make wood alto clarinets or just hard rubber?

Offline DaveLeBlanc

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3205
  • Clarinet-ing since 2012
    • View Profile
    • Watson Musical
Re: CONN(?) Alto Clarinet "Made in France"
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 04:06:49 PM »
Marlene made a bunch of stuff, in all materials. I once had an M Lacroix bass clarinet, wood, that was a Malerne stencil.

As for Conn. can’t say if malerne made wood stencils for them, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did
David Watson of the original The Clarinet Pages
Irvine, California, United States