From Mark Nuccio, principal clarinet of the Houston Symphony:
I have the ultimate violation today when my Clarinets were stolen out of my car. It was a 20 year pursuit to find the sound that I had been seeking including two Charles Chedeville Mouthpieces, two gold Momotake ligatures, an actual Jacobi Bb barrel, a fantastic Moennig A barrel made great by none other than Mark Jacobi, the best Buffet R13 A clarinet (ser #583110) I have ever played, and my brand new R13 Prestige Bb (ser #716528) all wrapped up in a Buffet Legende double pouchette case and in a Tumi backpack. I hope they don’t end up in a trash can. If pawned, I feel quite comfortable that I will get them back one day.
I guess the main lesson to be learned is to not leave your clarinets unattended even for 5 minutes. Obviously if you are approached to purchase these, I plead with you to pay what you need to pay and I’ll buy them from you. I have attached photos of the type of backpack, case and color scheme.
Thanks to all of my friends for keeping their eyes and ears open on my behalf!
With Sincere Appreciation,