Admin and all around good guy.
Other than my mom with my first instrument, no one has ever bought me a music instrument. Much like a pet, that can be a very personal choice that I want to make for myself. Every instrument I bought to save money, and I do mean every one, has not worked out. I would be dollars ahead if I'd just bought what I really wanted first. Tread carefully. Good luck.At the end of the day it will make a very nice Christmas gift for my son's fiancé who loves the Bass Clarinet and plays very well (state awards, scholarships, etc..) but has never been able to afford to buy and own her own instrument. Thank you again everyone, you have helped me immensely make some decisions and choices this past weekend. BTW - Has anyone heard of the Vintage Clarinet Doctor, Jeremy Soule? He is the person dong the restoration. Thanks