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THE Bb IS SOLD, THE A STILL AVAILABLE IN DOUBLE CASE FOR 845.00. This pair of B&H 1010's are a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. Clarinets Direct is fortunate to count many of the UK's finest players amongst our clientele. One such is Tony Lamb: Principal Clarinet of English National Opera. From time to time Tony sells part of his superb collection of 1010 instruments as he makes room for further acquistions; in the elusive search for the "perfect" 1010! All of Tony's clarinets are carefully selected and often undergo further expensive after market improvements by Jon Steward of T. W. Howarth & Co. Typically this involve correcting intonation faults and improving the evenness of the scale. Thus when his instruments are offered back to the market they are immeasurably improved on standard production line B&H 1010s.
The Bb, serial no. 505254, has wood throughout in very good condition, and it was for 3 years until Nov. 2013, Tony's Principal Bb. All tan leather pads are "as new", as are the touch and tenon corks. The Silver plate is pristine. Both instruments feature the late version of the Acton patent vent, for improved tuning in the RH. The A, serial no. 472877, has no cracks or repairs. The Silver plate throughout is in excellent shape, as are all Pisoni Tan Leather pads and corks. There are 2 barrels of 64.5mm, and 63.5mm. The supplied m'piece is a Boosey & Hawkes No. 2 in good condition. The case is the original B&H, in fair condition.