Budget clarinet repair near Toronto
January 6, 2014 11:03 AM Subscribe
We found ms scruss' clarinet in a recent house clearout, and we'd like to get it playable again. It's probably not worth too much, and we're on a budget anyway. Suggestions for what to do with it are welcomed.
posted by scruss to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
The instrument is a wooden Noblet 27 from 1965, if ClarinetPerfection
's data is correct. I understand it's an okay-to-good student instrument, of no real monetary value.
It hasn't been played for 25 years. The wood is dry, clearly shrunk, but there are no visible cracks. The metalwork is very dull. I haven't attempted to assemble it because of the obvious shrinkage.
I currently have more time on my hands than I'd like, and may be able to do some basic repairs. I have not got the tools, materials and experience, though, and I don't want to cause irreparable damage to an instrument that might make a decent little player for someone in the future.