Finally have my first woodwind operational. It's a late 70's Buescher aristocrat. Basically a Selmer Signet in Buescher clothes. It really sounds GOOD! I am amazed that I was able to get it to sound sweet at all, as I have not attended my first lesson yet. But I was able to hold and sustain decent tones throughout much of the range, though I have forgotten how to read music after all my tablature guitar years. But I am really encouraged to find that I have a natural vibrato! I wasn't trying for that, it must be genetic as my Father(somewhat astranged) was a clarinet player.
Sorry for the self brag rant, I just had no idea that I was going to be able to play the clarinet easily. I only bought it in order to take lessons, eventually to learn sax. Best $26 I have EVER.
*eBay is nice*