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 leather and cork pads. 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 Albert System Clarinets
Vintage Henri Pourcelle C LP Albert Clarinet
Vintage Lyon & Healy Bb LP PLateau Albert Clarinet
Vintage Buffet Crampon Albert Clarinet
Vintage Gunckel (Buffet Stencil) Bb LP Albert Clarinet
Vintage Boehm System Clarinets
Vintage Paul Dupre C LP Boehm Clarinet
Vintage DOlnet, Lefevre & Pigis A LP Boehm Clarinet
Vintage Boosey and Hawkes 2-20 Bb Boehm Clarinet
Vintage G.M. Bundy Paris Selmer Bb Boehm Clarinet
Vintage SML King Excella Bb Boehm Clarinet
Vintage Thibouville Freres 'Ecole' Bb Boehm Clarinet
Vintage Eb Alto Clarinets
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Vintage Holton 233 Pro Eb Alto Saxophone
Vintage French Couesnon Monopole Eb Alto Saxophone
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".