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Author Topic: J. Gras A Clarinet  (Read 503 times)

Offline brigaltman

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J. Gras A Clarinet
« on: May 25, 2024, 01:47:39 PM »
I very recently obtained a J. Gras A clarinet, quite by chance. After doing some research, I found that it was a mid 19th - early 20th century instrument maker in Lille, France. Apparently, these were quite nice instruments in their day, so I have refurbed it and wow - I have a very nice A clarinet. Since I already have a full Boehm Leblanc I won't be keeping this one, but can anyone fill in any of the gaps in my history of this instrument?
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Re: J. Gras A Clarinet
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2024, 06:18:08 PM »
I don't recall hearing much more than the few facts about the company, but indeed, their best level instruments have a reputation of being quite nice.
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Re: J. Gras A Clarinet
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2024, 11:35:37 AM »
What a cool find! Please share pictures for posterity.