selling clarinet

selling clarinet

selling clarinet    18:59 on Tuesday, March 17, 2009          

(56 points)
Posted by trouthat

my band director has finnaly played my buffet paris clarinet and he says it play s excellent and that he wanted to buy it from me. I am trying to buy a bass clarinet. so I want to get closer to my goal buy selling it but I dont want to just give it away. And I dont want to ask for too much so I was wondering if anyone could help me out.

Re: selling clarinet    11:45 on Thursday, March 19, 2009          

(715 points)
Posted by contra448

The silence on your question is probably because it is impossible to answer.
What model Buffet is it? They make a wide range of models from student plastic ones to pro wooden ones with the price of the latter in excess of 10 times the former.
Also age & condition is a great consideration.

Re: selling clarinet    11:05 on Monday, March 23, 2009          

(56 points)
Posted by trouthat

I dont know what model it is since there is no serial number on it. and we dont know how old it is. It is wooden though

Re: selling clarinet    11:45 on Friday, March 27, 2009          

(8 points)
Posted by Eliyahu

All Buffet clarinets should have serial numbers. Look on the back of the upper and lower joints, toward the end. Most Buffets will also have a model number on the front of the top joint, just below the Buffet logo. Unless it's an older model, most Buffet wooden clarinets without a model number marking will be an R-13, with a replacement price of several thousand dollars. Have your local music store take a look at it for you. They'll be able to tell you what model it is and what it's worth in your local market.

As a paralegal, I also feel that there may be some ethical issues with band teachers doing business with students, but that's another question that wasn't asked here.

Re: selling clarinet    19:46 on Wednesday, April 01, 2009          

(70 points)
Posted by stevesklar

Can you provide a link to pics of your clarinet

alternatively, you can check here for vidual identifiers of your clarinet

But if it's a Buffet professional instrument the value varies dependent upon the age. R13 era and on (1955 and on) it's worth at least probably $800 (we're talking eBay auction values)

Pre 1955 value is about $400 then going down on earlier models ..... but that all depends upon many factors too.

Re: selling clarinet    19:23 on Friday, April 03, 2009          

(56 points)
Posted by trouthat

C:\Documents and Settings\Dads Computer\My Documents\Picasa HTML Exports\eriks clarinet pics\index.html


sorry wrong thing...


ha ha I finaly got it right

Re: selling clarinet    15:12 on Tuesday, April 07, 2009          

(471 points)
Posted by leighthesim

that looks more then any old crappy $100 student instument, it looks like more the markingss have worn off but i can make out the word evette on it but i can't identify it, if that is the original case some one might be able to identify it from that, i would say e- series based on the cae and the fact it is wooden but the paris ones are meant to be better then the others. i would say you require a new cork on it too as the one on the bottom of the top joint looks a bit funny to me and looks like it could also do with a run over with
a cloth to shine up the keys slightly (i use a yellow duster on my clarinet and that cleans my keys up a treat) bu i would say you can get more then $100 and more then $200 and with a clean up-(just a standard service which the tech would replace the pads that need doing) you could get quite a bit for it

Re: selling clarinet    19:16 on Tuesday, April 07, 2009          

(56 points)
Posted by trouthat

the evete is actual brevete. which supposedly means patent in French.


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