Question What is the value of a Pedler clarinet from Elkart, IND. The model number is E22478. It is not metal and it has a black color.
Answer Hello Pam,
Pedler is no longer in business.. They used to be known for their better than average metal /silver clarinets...They also made cheaper composite rubber [black] clarinets...These are student grade...If you have one in near perfect [overhauled] condition, you could expect around $100-200. on Ebay...I could not locate any comprehensive serial number list for Pedler but I believe they went out of business around 1940, so your clarinet would be at least 70 years old......Cheers JACK
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 orchestra...am most recorded jazz clarinetist in oz [39 recordings]..can be heard on you tube
Organizations on committee of clarinet soc. of n.s.w for 7 yrs...[now defunct]