I was cleaning out a closet in my house and came across my grandmothers clarinets. Sorry, but I play guitar not clarinet as my grandmother did. Well, I found her old clarinets. What i do know is, 1 is a b and 1 in an a . I remember her playing these in the 60's and 70's. She wasn't that bad for a woman her age! Now to the question if I could. From what I could find on the web and from local music sources is they are from between 1927 and 1931. Both are Selmers. A "K" series and a "Brevete S.G.D.G." The original barrels are not there. She had some aftermarket ones with them. My local music store cant or wont give me any information on them. Hence me coming here. Was told they are useless without the original barrels. I am really thinking that isn't right for some reason, as she played them from what i can remember with the redwood barrels and the electric barrel for us when we were kids. (she would plug into our guitar amps !) Now the actual question. Are these clarinets worth the $150 each they want to re-pad, re-cork and clean so my kids can play them or, are they something that should not be given to a 10 yr old to learn on? As for the value of them, it seems the music store wants them but wont actually tell me why or what they really are. HEEEELLLLLP!!!