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 SELMER 10G Bb CLARINET, 745

An extremely fine Selmer 10G clarinet. 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 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 W9020, has wood and Nickel plate in good condition. The early 10G's were personally finished by Morgan and are extremely highly prized; essentially they are a carefully hand finished clarinet for the price of a standard production line model. There is a small surface crack  to the top of the upper joint [see photo 6] which does not go through to the bore, or enter a tone hole.  This will be filled in our workshop as part of a complete overhaul including a repad in Pisoni Premium Deluxe Fish Skin pads.  The remainder of the wood is in excellent condition, as are the pads and corks.  The case is the original Selmer in good condition, the m'piece is a used Vandoren 5RV.