Clarinet/selmer clarinet


QUESTION: I have a selmer clarinet purchased, used, around 2006 that my daughter played for a year and it has been sitting in the closet since untouched. Before i bought it, it had all cork and pads replaced. I was wondering what the resale value might be and where the serial number is located to determine the age for certain.

ANSWER: Hello Megan,
You will find the serial number on the underside of the instrument,on the lower joint [where it connects to the bell [end] piece of the instrument.. You might also look at the underside, where the upper and lower joint  join together....You did not mention whether the instrument is made of wood  [you will see the wood grains if you look carefully] or other material....Do you have the name of the model [maybe on the original paperwork]....Cheers    JACK

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QUESTION: It is wood with a serial number of P0091046 instrument says Selmer Regency on it if that helps to estimate what I should be able to sell it for. Thank you for your help!

Hello again Megan,
I could find very little on the net about this clarinet...Selmer does not publish complete serial number lists...The few references I could find 1]made in USA 2]student level instrument 3]recent sales on EBAY  for $299 and $260......There is a very large number of clarinets on Ebay so I would suggest to you a  private sale...Ebay prices would get you $150-250......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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