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Buy Platinum 3776 Music Nib Separately?

platinum century 3776 music

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#1 sub_bluesy


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:35

I have a Chartres blue 3776 with a music nib and love it. I picked up a Bourgogne red Century in a soft fine a while back but the nib is not exactly what I was expecting. Consequently I dont use the pen much. I think I had much different expectations of the nib that its just not meant for. I do love the red though! I really would like to swap the nib for a Platinum music nib on the Bourgogne pen and save the SF nib for a different pen. The SF has its place but I would get much more use out of the red pen with a music nib. Is it possible to get a hold of just a Platinum music nib individually or am I going to have to get a whole new pen and start over? Also Im contemplating just getting a C nib and grinding it to an italic with a somewhat music nib profile. Theres a significant cost savings to go that route. The Century music nib is not springy at all so I dont think I would see much of a difference with a hard italic in line width/edges.
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#2 Wolverine1


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 15:04

I dont know about Platinum pens, but, I know FPN friends who do. Just post your question in the sub-forum on FPN dedicated to Japanese pens, and folks who know about whether Platinum sells spare nibs etc., will immediately chime in and  provide the answers you are seeking.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 15:27

As far as I know, Platinum doesn't sell its nibs individually. I've looked a couple of times, because I'd like to get a B nib to replace the M nib I got on my first Century, but it doesn't look like it's possible without getting another pen. 

#4 Bluey


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 16:04

There are no Japanese brands that sell nibs separately. The best and only ways are to either buy second hand or the cheapest 3776 with a music nib you can find.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 16:22

I've had a similar question on the Platinum Gathered.  Want one with a music nib.  To his credit, Brian Anderson offered to combine that pen body with that pen nib for me but the upcharge was a bit much for me on the day he made the offer (damn other purchases at a pen show!!).

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 20:39

You might find someone that wants to trade.... it could be good to put up a WTB/WTT ad.

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