Francois de la Rue Et Cte Clarinet Vintage Antique Bb
This woodwind is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-02-01)
Price : US $48.00
This is a vintage Francois de la Rue clarinet. Engraved on the bell are the words ''Francois de la Rue et cte'', as pictured. I bought this from an elderly gentleman in 2001, when my son needed a clarinet for the fifth-grade band. I had the instrument re-corked and re-padded.
The repairman indicated that he felt that this would be more of a concert/soloist instrument than an elementary-school band instrument, because this is made of ebony rather than plastic, and you probably wouldn't want to march around in the rain with it.
My son did not stay with the clarinet. I had him try it again yesterday. He could play a few notes, but didn't remember how to do anything more than play a few notes. The instrument needs to be recorked--the cork came off while I was putting the clarinet back together.
The instrument includes the old wooden case pictured. The cloth covering on the case is peeling off, and the hinges are rusty, but the case still closes. The clarinet is in much better shape than its case.
Hopefully, the right person will be able to make beautiful music on this clarinet.
I really don't know anything about wind instruments, and I am in no position to guarantee that anyone will be able to make beautiful music on this clarinet. So, I'm starting the bidding low, and asking the winner to take it as is, with no returns, unless I've totally misrepresented something about this instrumen
This woodwind is sold (sold on 2009-02-01)
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