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MATCHED PAIR OF SELMER 10G CLARINETS, £2295
extremely fine matched pair of Selmer 10G clarinets, which are
a commission sale for Clarinets Direct, having come to us via a UK academic and collector. 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.
In his book "Clarinet Acoustics" O. Lee Gibson,
stated that in comparisons with all other major clarinet manufacturers designs,
the 10G was consistently the most in tune.