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Author Topic: Bundy Clarinet one piece body 5110 from the 1900's ?from yamaha engineer estate  (Read 2467 times)

Offline 2ndhandqueenie

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BUNDY one piece body
I am a novice and would like to identify this clarinet number 5110
bell marked bundy resonite selmer (maybe not original)
I think the model number means it is from about 1905-06-07 or so?
bell seems small 2 3/4 " diameter and 2 7/8" long (not inc the cork)

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You've got an E-flat clarinet.  Definitely not 1906, it dates NO EARLIER than 1960.
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It looks to me like all the parts are original. The body and bell are marked and the barrel rings match the upper bell ring in profile. I agree that it is from circa 1960. George Bundy did not have a USA factory until the 1930s. I am not certain when they started making the resonite ones, but the style of the logo is the same as on my brother's student clarinet that he obtained used in 1969.

That one looks to be in great condition. The Eb clarinets are not so common. It might be both a good player and a collectible value as well. Thank you for posting 2ndhandqueenie. Those don't pop up too often.
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Restored, an older Bundy Eb clarinet could sell for hundreds! With the right buyer, of course.
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Agreed, that's a late-60's, early 70's Bundy.  Looks like it's in decent condition.
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There is one listed now on a popular auction site that is in fine condition. Look for: "Eb Clarinet. Selmer Bundy Ser. #2213. USA"

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Thank you to everyone the information was so valuable
i am going to list it for sale on that all so popular selling site
not sure what I am going to list it for but I always take offers on my listings
thanks again