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« on: September 14, 2017, 04:28:56 PM »
Hello!

I want to buy this old Couesnon Paris & Cie Bb Clarinet. Can anybody check from the pictures i added, is it wood?
I have doubts, but have no info about this brand of clarinet maker.

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 05:13:31 PM »
It's plastic but still a good clarinet.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 08:43:03 PM »
And you can see that it needs pads and tenon cork replacement. If you know how to do the work, that shouldn't be an obstacle - it really isn't  difficult. Otherwise ask someone how much to recondition and figure that into your cost.

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 10:35:59 PM »
To my knowledge Couesnon did not make any plastic clarinets.

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 10:47:21 PM »
To my knowledge Couesnon did not make any plastic clarinets.


Couesnon made albert (and I believe Boehm) clarinets out of ebonite (hardened rubber)  ... they are actually quite good clarinets


ebonite can have the appearance of a plastic but generally speaking plastic tends to be shinier and a different texture than plastic.


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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 04:33:03 AM »
It costs nearly 100€. And the service asked for another 100€. The clarinet looks in good condition, but needs service. Do you think total price is satisfying for this clarinet?

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2017, 09:47:03 PM »
Is it just me or does this look like a Frankenstein clarinet??? I'm seeing an Albert on the bottom, but an old lower boehm stuck on top. I've looked 20 times at it trying to understand what I'm seeing. Don't buy this.

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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 01:23:56 AM »
Is it just me or does this look like a Frankenstein clarinet??? I'm seeing an Albert on the bottom, but an old lower boehm stuck on top. I've looked 20 times at it trying to understand what I'm seeing. Don't buy this.

The upper joint is put on upside down. The top of the upper joint is connected to the lower joint. The seller must know nothing about clarinets.
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 09:05:00 AM »
yes, upper tenon is assembled upside down.
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2017, 01:04:17 PM »
The seller must know nothing about clarinets.


or wants to give that impression ...  :grin:

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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2017, 07:24:12 PM »
yes, upper tenon is assembled upside down.
Right! Now I see what's wrong. Well I can't offer any advice beyond $100 EU is possibly a little bit high and 100 EU for repair is probably low. Expect double that for a good pro set up and rebuild for an old clarinet. I won't venture an opinion if that's a good deal for a cousenon.

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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2017, 02:32:44 AM »
Right! Now I see what's wrong. Well I can't offer any advice beyond $100 EU is possibly a little bit high and 100 EU for repair is probably low. Expect double that for a good pro set up and rebuild for an old clarinet. I won't venture an opinion if that's a good deal for a cousenon.
I asked many services, all professional, offering in that price total overhauling.
After your opinions and information i red online, decided to buy that Albert Couesnon for a final price after discount of 70 Euro.
Couesnon seems to be a good brand of clarinet maker in the past.
I think i am lucky  :beer:

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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2017, 02:41:12 AM »
Sako, fat i mirë

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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2017, 07:18:09 AM »
Sako ... welcome to GTC !  ....


yes .. Couesnon is a good brand/maker ... my guess is you will be happy. The Couesnon with the oval logo are perhaps (dont know for sure) a better level of instrument, but this instrument will be fine for now while you search for better  :beer:

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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2017, 06:32:31 PM »
I think you've done well with your purchase.

 

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