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SELMER, PARIS, 10G Bb CLARINET, 995

An extremely fine Selmer 10G clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This clarinet has had only one professional owner. The Selmer 10G was named for Anthony Gigliotti, onetime principal Clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Gigliotti had become frustrated with certain shortcomings in the R13 design in the late 1960's and went to Buffet Crampon with modifications, Buffet weren't impressed, but Selmer were. The result was the 10G: an improved, "Americanised" R13, with warmer sound and better intonation. Hans W Moennig and Ralph Morgan were also major contributors to the design.
This Bb, S/N E7111, dates to the late 1980's and has Silver plate in superb condition. This is the late production model, with adjustable thumb rest and a linkage to the F/C pad cup with adjusting screw, superior to the conventional "crows foot" design. There are no cracks or damage to the wood which is in excellent order throughout. The clarinet has pads which are in very good condition throughout. The instrument has been for a thorough "check down" in our workshop, with touch and tenon corks replaced as necessary. The two supplied, ebonite sleeved, barrels in the Moennig pattern, are of 64mm and 67mm. The case is the original Selmer in good condition. The m'piece is a used Meyer No. 4, again in very good condition.