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Forum topic/blog entry started by Izzy on 5/19/2005 10:20:47 (server time).
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How much is my clarinet worth?

I bought a clarinet recently at the Good Will.  It is madw by Leblanc.  It is in a hard tan case with brass trimmings. the keys on the clarinet are silver according o a guy at my local music store.  On the bottom of the clarinet it has the numbers 18668.  This is about all i know about it... i would appreciate any help.

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12/5/2005 5:42:42
Hi Guys,

I have a 1937 (i think) selmer clarinet, serial #L7098. How much is this worth?

7/21/2006 2:38:11
I have an Evette Clarinet(Wood made in germany) serial# 116901 how much is it worth??

10/7/2007 1:06:22
I have a brand new Buffet Crampon clarinet in a hard brown case case, brass latches, silver keys, made of wood, and made in germany that costed 1,830 dollars if that is any help to anyone. Keep in mind that mine is a beginners and not vintage. PS a new clarinet is worth money, a vintage clarinet is worth money but a middle aged, tarnished clarinet is NOT worth much money.

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2/27/2008 4:38:00
I have a Buffet Crampon Clarinet made in Paris France Serial
No. 16539 with hard brown case in good condition. need to know how old what wood it is made from & worth?  

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8/24/2008 12:17:45
I have a very old clarinet. Written on the clarinet is: G-Valette, 8029, Paris, France. It is metal. I have tried to find informaion on the Internet, but have been unsuccessful. Does anyone know anything about this clarinet, and how much it may be worth, or where I can go to find out?

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10/7/2008 10:54:35
Can anyone help direct me to find out what my clarinet is worth. It is a brass clarinet and says REIDS USA on the bell. I do not see a serial number or any other information. I know it was bought used back in 1973. Thank you for your help

email me at

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1/22/2009 5:20:53
good and bad news about the REIDS USA clarinet.  bad news is that you won't find a serial number due to there not being one.  As well that your brass might have been silver plated.  
Good news, sort of, is that you can tell from the engraving, that it was not a mass produced clarinet.  That engraving was done by hand.  (I just noticed that, while looking at a Holton via a photo)  Also, at least you do know that at least 2 exist.  Mine and yours.  Mine has the E 2783 below the mouthpiece cork, which I am believing has something to do with the type of E note it carries.  Hey, if I am wrong, and that those 4 numbers are a serial number, fine and dandy, but the insignia and the print of RIEDS USA was not of a mass produced manner.  For instance, the top right middle point is lower than the top left middle point of the 5  points.  Th U in USA has the left side of the U a little shorter than the right side of the U  The S in RIEDS  looks more like a square 5, rather than an S.  It is not a perfect insignia, like from a machine.  
And Yours?

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3/7/2009 6:03:04
How much is a clairinet that has a case and polished and has a brush need answer soon email me at

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5/18/2009 10:09:21
I have an old Paris Noblet Clarinet, I am guessing to be around 50 or so years old Serial Number A76834. Can anyone tell me the value of this??

Please email

thanks so much

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3/8/10 1:48:12 PM
i have 1887 clarinet and i want to know how much is worth

8/17/10 7:57:22 AM
i have a e13 clarinet made in the year 1962 i think. how much is it worth? tnx
ada OH band me

11/16/10 11:38:09 AM
Hi I have a old clarinet I have looked for a while on the internet but it doesnt know what it is.  This clarinet is in mint condition and is made of rosewood the number on it is 6641 and it has the name of Lyceum so yah  could someone help me out, how much is this thing worth and ,where did it come from and ,how old is it, is it rare    thanks if you can  give me a  link or something please help.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/17/11 3:09:21 PM
I HAVE A BUFFET CRAMPTON MADE IN PARIS CLARINETTE...SERIAL# K18449.. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION VANDUEN 5RV MOUTHPIECE.  WOULD LIKE TO SELL.  NEED GOOD OFFERS...EMAIL  or 252/341/9312.  local music store says it is in good condition and sounds fantastic...capt bill of course case included

5/3/11 2:18:11 PM
What is an H. Farny clarinet worth...pads need reconditioning but clarinet has no cracks.
Has a wood Buffet mouthpiece that is also in excellent condition.

5/28/11 12:24:52 AM
I have a wooden Noblet Paris clarinet serial #B43947. In EXCELLENT condition!!! No cracks or scratches anywhere. All new corks & pads. Has a new Buffet mouthpiece with metal ligature & cover. Case is also in perfect condition. I bought this for my daughter last year. She played it for about 2 months then decided to switch to a bass clarinet. How do I find out the value??? Want to sell this one. Help please!

12/6/11 12:59:36 PM
how can i find a worth for my old clarinet
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