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Author Topic: Couesnon Boehm C Clarinet w/integrated barrel  (Read 84 times)

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Couesnon Boehm C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« on: November 13, 2021, 08:04:33 AM »
Enjoy the pics!  I got this a while ago but didn't take any pics.  Overall great condition for the age.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2021, 08:15:54 AM by modernicus »
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Re: Couesnon C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2021, 08:08:41 AM »
Couesnon!  Stamps are very shallow, will try to get a better pic with the macro lense...The light and blur make the slight scratches look worse than they are, they're not that noticeable under normal viewing.
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Re: Couesnon C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2021, 08:12:36 AM »
Extra bumper for the RH alternate keys.  I've never seen this before!  Neat!
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Re: Couesnon Boehm C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2021, 02:04:04 PM »
Neat indeed! I don't know why that isn't standard (or something like it) on every clarinet. I've done a lot of cork sculpting to compensate for the lack of a proper bumper on the standard design.
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Re: Couesnon Boehm C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2021, 02:19:47 PM »
Exactly what I thought when I saw it!  Should be standard.
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Re: Couesnon Boehm C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2021, 06:15:40 PM »
Incredible. I have NEVER seen a C clarinet with integrated barrel. I mean, they are rare enough to begin with. My most unusual is probably a unibody (but separate barrel) A clarinet with donut key.

I always though the integrated barrel was probably one of the least useful features of any clarinet. You're restricted to pushing in or pulling out at the mouthpiece only, and potentially the middle joint. Yikes
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Re: Couesnon Boehm C Clarinet w/integrated barrel
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2021, 08:19:41 PM »
Well, I happen to own 3, yes, 3! integrated barrel Boehm C's.  Almost bought another one the other day, but it was unmarked, so I was like- meh...Also passed on a rare maker integrated C last Nov. to go for a Auguste Buffet jeune saltspoon Boehm Bb where I lost.  Coolest one I've seen for sale was a Martel Freres integrated C Boehm, didn't have the $$ to bid on at that time, oh wait, no, I think there was a boxwood Buffet Boehm integrated for sale one time that was way out of my price range... The other ones of mine are a V. Kohlert & Sohne (needs key soldering work) and a Eugene Thibouville (disaster basket case).
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