Dear Mr. Friedland:
I have found a vendor in England with a B&H Symphony 1010 from the 1970’s which he claims is “immaculate”. He is aking 950 GBP @ $1400 US. Does this sound like a good deal to you?
$1400 for an immaculate Boosey 1010 is almost viciously overpriced.Not only that, it is also a poor choice fo someone living in your part of the world. Firstly , it has a larger bore than most clarinets made for this country, (the US), and second, it requires a special mouthpiece with a different bore than the usual mouthpiece. While I am sure that it is played well by some, it is also a discontinued clarinet, and frankly, I wouldn’t go near it.