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Author Topic: Lafleur clarinets  (Read 871 times)

Offline LarryS

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Lafleur clarinets
« on: May 11, 2023, 01:21:44 PM »
Anyone heard of Lafleur clarinets? Saw a really old one for sale that was in a really bad way. Cracks all the way down and a rusty ligature. No way I'd go near it with a barge pole but I was curious why it still had a high price and who Lafleur is.
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Re: Lafleur clarinets
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2023, 01:07:29 PM »
There's a thread years ago here:

https://clarinetpages.info/smf/index.php?topic=1200.0

I concluded that it might have been a Malerne stencil. These are good, but not worth a ton. I don't know the price on the one you're looking at, but if it's a standard French wood stencil, then it won't be worth too much.
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Re: Lafleur clarinets
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2023, 04:46:25 PM »
110 pounds they were asking. It didn't look like it was worth 10!
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