Where is the serial number on a clarinet. Selmer USA

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trying to identify a Leblanc clarinet model

where is the serial number on a clarinet

The badge on the 1960 case had Selmer in red letters. His clarinet is virtually identical to the one I'm considering buying, but with a slightly newer serial number 52,xxx. Is the body in one or two pieces? In 1943, Pascucci was called into the armed forces. The narrow bore instruments are almost always the earlier ones. So I'm sorry if I'm off on the year. Believe Pete has mostly played the Leblanc Pete Fountain clarinet model with gold keys. Now I am not talking about cases where people have replaced the mouthpiece.

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How Old is My ...

where is the serial number on a clarinet

Keys showing significant wear in all the common touch points. You've got a Normandy, not a Noblet and probably not a mutt. Now to start woodshedding with it. They don't sell well but are very worth reconditioning and playing. The R13 was designed by Robert Carree, the head acoustician for Buffet c. Also I often recommend vintage clarinets for adults returning to playing clarinet. Leblanc Corporation, the Woodwind Company brand is widely recognized for the excellence of its manufacture and performance.

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What's my vintage clarinet worth?

where is the serial number on a clarinet

The best time to sell your instrument is in the summer. My college clarinet professer passed it as a good performance horn for the music major but not a performance major. One joint was from an old Albert system instrument and the other joint was from an old Boehm system instrument. Around this time the Signet Resonite was also produced. Personally, I like mine, but not as well as my pre-R13 Buffet. This is the first Normandy that I have seen where it appears the wood was varnished.

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Clarinets

where is the serial number on a clarinet

I guess through the years cases changed. If new, I would worry that it might be a no-name Chinese instrument of poor quality. In 1904, ownership of Noblet passed to Georges Leblanc, descendant of a long line of distinguished French instrument makers. I won't be able to tell how well your instrument will play and what it worth without playing it. Thanks for the imput Mario bhago. I play with same equipment, but somehow that has not made me play as well as Pete can sing on it. After shipment to America by sea and later by air , the wood was allowed to stabilize under the new atmospheric conditions, and the instruments were restored to original factory specifications, reassembled, adjusted and thoroughly tested.

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buffet serial numbers

where is the serial number on a clarinet

There is a serial number on the body: 584168. The horn is old, but so am I; and it was only slightly used when I got it in early 1964. All Buffet clarinets come stamped with the basic, round logo, so any other distinguishing marks can be used for identification. I looked at serial numbers listed at. And that they were really well made back then. None of them had case styles that would indicated them to be older than the 1950s. It would be a good idea for more advanced students playing Normandys to have a 64mm barrel.

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serial number list for Buffet Crampon clarinets

where is the serial number on a clarinet

The mouthpiece has been lost through the ages and many moving from state to state. One problem is that we don't yet have a good handle on which stencil brands were made by who and when, and which were given more care in manufacturing. Wind instruments were still evolving into the forms we would recognize today when Ets. The subsequent growth and success of G. Long ago, Georges Leblanc established the basic tenets of integrity, musicianship and creativity for his firms to live by. My computer hasn't got enough memory for me to go to a web site and use a newsgroup at the same time! There is some interesting history on the manufacture of these horns. Serial number information below was taken from.

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Normandy

where is the serial number on a clarinet

Having a mouthpiece of a different model than the rest of the clarinet doesn't make a clarinet a mutt. The Normandy is one of my favorite instruments to bid on, work on, and resell. The barrel had a hairline crack that was not visible on the inside. Leblanc in America traces its origins to the founding of Ets. I suggest you do a web search for Clarinet Serial Numbers. Your browser doesn't support iframes, so you're missing our banner How Old is My.

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What's my vintage clarinet worth?

where is the serial number on a clarinet

In 1904, having no heirs, the Noblet family passed its holdings to Georges Leblanc, descendant of a long line of distinguished French instrument makers. Even more important, no other manufacturer can offer as wide a selection of brass and woodwind instruments crafted with the same integrity and dedication to excellence as does Leblanc. When Leblanc introduced the Vito, they upgraded the Normandy to wood and made it a step up horn. You'll note that all of the horns in the photo were products of Leblanc Paris. The good news is that cracks can rather easily be fixed these days. This is based on the ones that I have seen on eBay.

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Normandy

where is the serial number on a clarinet

By 1900 Selmer was also manufacturing Alto Clarinets, Bass Clarinets, Flutes, Oboes, and English Horns. It is hard to have enough spring pressure to close the hole securely. Click on each below picture to see a full sized image Bundy Wood Bundys started production in 1941. Check your clarinet's serial number, located on the case or on a small stamp on the back of the barrel. The Conn serial numbers on woodwind.

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snBuffet Serial Numbers

where is the serial number on a clarinet

Such an instrument really should not be used for playing but instead be used to scrounge replacement keys and other parts for a repair person. Another difference seems to be that Normandy Specials have a wooden barrel. I'll see if I can find it and put it here in a different message. The wood seems to have a slick finish on it. It is definitely a French Stencil clarinet. But some of the first Bundy wood clarinets were apparently Selmer Paris factory owned instruments in disguise. Please contact Mark Charette and the authors for reprint information.

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