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BOOSEY AND HAWKES SYMPHONY 1010 Bb CLARINET, 695

This B&H 1010 Bb clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. Unusually this Bb has been worked on by Geoffrey Acton, the inventor of the Acton patent vent. An invoice is included with the sale, which gives details of a replacement top joint for the Bb. This was personally tuned and set up by Acton who, as head designer for Boosey and Hawkes, was the foremost authority on 1010s.
This Bb, serial no. 530239, has a replacement top joint, as mentioned above this has a crack repair by Acton, and this has been stable for 23 years. The tuning and response are excellent. All tan leather pads are "as new", as are the touch and tenon corks. The Silver plate is very good. The instrument features the later version of the Acton patent vent, for improved tuning in the RH. The supplied m'piece is a used Boosey & Hawkes No. 1. The case is an original Boosey, in fair condition.