The Vintage Clarinet Doctor refurbishes antique or vintage clarinets, saxophones (and the occasional flute or oboe) and has scores of satisfied customers in Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. I try to keep my prices reasonable for both famous and obscure brands (cost of horn + labor and materials + fair markup) to keep my customers coming back while still providing me with enough for rent and the occasional Chinese buffet!
Each clarinet has been cleaned, oiled, buffed, swedged and countersunk, re-corked, and re-padded with pro quality double-bladder (or leather) and cork pads. Each sax has been cleaned, swedged and countersunk as needed, tone-holes leveled, posts aligned, rods straightened, re-corked, and re-padded with Music Medic kidskin pads with metal resonators (the closest match to original pads on many vintage horns). I have adjusted them for optimal intonation and playability and play tested before putting them up for sale. I won't sell you anything that I wouldn't play! However, please remember when you buy that these instruments are 50+ years old on average and may show signs of use: some cosmetic and/or mechanical restoration is not feasible in this price range!
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Vintage R. Malerne Stencil Alto Saxophone
Vintage Keilwerth Bb LP Albert Clarinet
Vintage Cabart Bb Boehm Clarinet
Vintage Buffet Bb LP Albert Clarinet
Vintage Leblanc Dynamique Bb Boehm Clarinet
Vintage Couesnon Bb Boehm Clarinet
Vintage F. barbier Bb boehm Clarinet
Repair Prices Vintage clarinets and saxes must be priced on a case by case basis due to condition issues, quality of construction, age, complexity of mechanism and special-ordered supplies (special pads, for instance).
Shipping and Returns All US shipping is by USPS priority with delivery confirmation or UPS ground with tracking (depending on the weight of the item). I can generally ship a clarinet/flute and case for $14-25 and a sax for $25-45 depending on weight - I try not to pad shipping. Most returns accepted within 5 days and will issue refund (minus 20% for restock and cleaning), store credit or an exchange. Antique/vintage instrument refunds issued on a case by case basis.
Payment Cash, US personal checks (held for 5 business days), US postal money orders, bank checks, bank wire transfers and PayPal (+4% for fees) are accepted. Please make all checks and money orders payable to "Jeremy Soule".