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Hello; I have a Buffet Bb Crampon Clarinet with the serial number:44774. It has silver keys and was completey restored about 3 years ago (springs, pads, corck). Could youtell me the approximent value of it? I am interested in selling it. Do you know someone who might be interested in it?

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Hello Lou,
According to Buffet lists,clarinets with the serial numbers between 43001-45500 were manufactured in 1952....This would be a good clarinet, though it is a   'pre  R-13 model', the top model at the time...If the clarinet has been overhauled a few years ago, it should be worth $500-700.  It is 60 years old but Buffet  holds value a little bit longer than some other makes..A private sale might be the way to go..There is a large amount of clarinets for sale on EBAY....Cheers   JACK

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my 'area of expertise' is traditional jazz...i have had classical training...i am from san francisco,came to australia in 1971 to teach h.s. music...resigned to play full time music in 1975 [to present]

Experience

i have played with the graeme bell allstars [25 yrs] ray price quintet [5 yrs], led own groups [20 yrs]..played in all the major australian jazz festivals, played 2 yrs with local symphony orchestra...am most recorded jazz clarinetist in oz [39 recordings]..can be heard on you tube

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on committee of clarinet soc. of n.s.w for 7 yrs...[now defunct]

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a.a. degree,b.mus degree, secondary teaching credential

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