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Clarinet/Evette & Schaeffer Buffett clarinet


I have my childhood clarinet serial No. K-10397 and wondered if you could tell me when it was made and the approximate value.  It's in it's original case with all pieces including a small case of extra reeds all original.  Thank you!

Hello Deb,
The 'k' series of clarinets [k5000 to k11000] were made between 1953 and 1961...Yours was at the end of the run so I would 'guestimate' 1960 as  the year for your clarinet...These models were the forerunner to the famous R-13 clarinet by BUFFET so they are pretty good players,at least good intermediate level...If it were in overhauled/new condition with good/near new looking case, one could get up to $700-800. for it...If not in good condition [pads would have issues if the clarinet has been in a closet for years,springs rusty/corks worn]   then you might expect $200-300 on Ebay for this clarinet which could be fine if reconditioned.    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]


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 most recorded jazz clarinetist in oz [39 recordings]..can be heard on you tube

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

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

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