How do I know what model my clarinet is?
First, inspect the side of the clarinet’s upper body and find the thin long key right above the hole (only hole) found on the back. This is your register key. Along side the top of your register key you should find a marking that Buffet utilizes in identifying which model of the clarinet you have.
How many years does a clarinet last?
At the same time, some wines last a few years before it goes bad. I think this could explain why some clarinetists play on the same instrument their entire professional life, and others get a new instrument every 4 to 5 years.2008-07-16
Are old clarinets still good?
A “very cheap vintage” clarinet is most likely just “old.” No, the wood does not degrade with time. A good clarinet, if well maintained, can remain a good clarinet. For example, Buffet R13 clarinets from the 1950-1960s are highly prized (although much more affordable than similarly vintage, quality saxophones).2009-05-14
How do I know if I have a R13?
If there’s no other identifying markings (such as a model number engraved or a small plate attached) then it’s an R13. Author: Jim S. The swoopy RH ring finger sliver key is the easy and positive indicator for the R13 (yes, it will have no other indicator stamped into the body). Author: Jim S.2002-10-25
How can you tell a fake Buffet clarinet?
Examine the details. For example, some counterfeit Buffet Crampon R13 clarinets have a stamp with an R13 mark…but real R13s don’t have this stamp. Also, some models which do include the model number (such as the E11) have a space between the E and 11 real products don’t have this.2019-10-01
What is a good price for a used clarinet?
Used student clarinet prices can range greatly from around $25 to $700, depending mostly on its condition, material, and brand. For comparison, the price of a new student clarinet can vary from $250 to $1000, depending on the brand, the model, and its material.2022-03-20
How can I tell what model my Buffet clarinet is?
Every Buffet Crampon clarinet comes stamped with their basic logo, so all other differentiating marks will be used for it’s identification. If you find a letter immediately followed by a number, such as “E11” or “R13,” stamped beneath the Buffet logo, this will be the model of the clarinet.
Is the buffet E11 made of wood?
From student to teacher, amateur to professional, almost every clarinet player has at some time played on a Buffet clarinet. One of the most popular models is the Buffet E11. The first model offered by the maker made from Grenadilla wood, this clarinet was commonly referred in the USA as Buffet’s “Intermediate” model.2016-01-18
Where is the serial number on a musical instrument?
Some instruments will have serial numbers engraved on the plate connecting the neck to the body. Some models will have the serial number on the back of the headstock. Some basses will have the serial number under the intonation screws on the bridge plate.
What is the rarest clarinet?
Also known as the Octacontra-alto Clarinet. The rarest of all clarinets. Only one was ever made, and is in the possession of Mr LeBlanc, the inventor. Sounds extremely low, as it is pitched three octaves below the Bb Clarinet.
How do I value my clarinet?
It will be highly dependent on the factors mentioned above, but an old or used clarinet with little damage might be valued between $200 and $600. One which is in a not-so-good condition could be priced at no more than $150 to $200, with some having higher prices just due to its brand or the specific model.2022-03-25
How can you tell if a clarinet is B flat?
Re: How to tell if Clarinet is Eb or Bb? Should be fairly easy. If the instrument is in playable condition use a chromatic tuner and play a ‘C’ on your clarinet. If the tuner says Bb its Bb, if it says Eb then its Eb.2012-11-17
How do I identify my clarinet?
The Bb are the most common. The easiest way to check is to go to a Piano and play a Bb, and play a middle or low C. (Thumb and all the holes on the upper stack would be your low C). If the notes are the same you have a Bb clarinet.2013-07-06
What are greenline clarinets?
The R13 Greenline Series of clarinets follows the same manufacturing process as the 100% grenadlla R13s. Thanks to the addition of carbon fibers, Greenline clarinets withstand admirably to variations in atmospheric conditions (temperature, humidity). The risk of cracking is therefore eliminated.
How can you tell a R13 clarinet?
If there’s no other identifying markings (such as a model number engraved or a small plate attached) then it’s an R13. Author: Jim S. The swoopy RH ring finger sliver key is the easy and positive indicator for the R13 (yes, it will have no other indicator stamped into the body).2002-10-25