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1. Noblet, by Leblanc, model 27 Bb clarinet. This instrument is in good condition, and is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. It has Nickel Silver plate key work throughout in very good condition, apart from one slight patch of wear to the throat G# key. This instrument has fish skin pads throughout, which are sealing, but old. All pieces are in Grenadilla wood, but the barrel is actually a replacement by "Buffet". The m'piece is a used Selmer HS**. The case is the original, which is in good condition. Sold "as is", £395.
2. A Selmer Sterling Bb Clarinet S/N 46865. Stamped "Made in France". It is possible that these instruments were made by Malerne for Selmer as student models. It was overhauled recently and the pads are all fish skin in good condition. The clarinet is in Grenadilla wood throughout, without cracks or damage. The German Silver key work is in good condition. A modern adjustable thumb rest with sling hook has been fitted. It comes with 2 original barrels, and a Selmer Paris HS** mouthpiece. Excellent value at £345.
Pruefer, 7 ring 1920's-30's Grenadilla wood Bb clarinet.
Stamped “LPB” i.e. A=440. Fully overhauled in Tan leather, with
original metal sleeved, telescopically adjusting, tuning barrel. Very
fine, sold with 1 year warranty. £350
4. E A Albert simple system High pitch Eb clarinet. The pads are worn,this instrument will need some work in order to bring it back into good playing condition. It comes with the original wooden m'piece,which is also much worn, but no case. As is £100.
6. -RESERVED-Buffet B12 Bb clarinet, in good condition, made in W Germany. In wood effect resin. The instrument has just been to our workshop for regulation & a check down, and one tenon cork has been replaced. It has fish skin pads throughout, which are used, but in good condition. The Nickel Silver plating is also very good throughout, with no wear. Comes in the original case, in good used condition, as is the Buffet m'piece. The matching serial nos. are 562189. As is £150.
-RESERVED-Normandy 7 Bb clarinet, by Leblanc, in Grenadilla wood. The instrument was Leblanc's student
model in the 1960's. It is in good condition & has just been taken
in part exchange.
The pads are mostly fish skin with some cork pads on the upper joint. Though used
they are all sealing well, and should be good for some time to come. The clarinet
has had regular interim servicing, the last carried out by Dawkes in March of this year. The Nickel Silver
plating has almost no wear. The wood is in very good condition throughout,
with no cracks or damage. All pieces are original, and matching.
The instrument has matching serial nos. 51045.
The case is old and worn but functional. The m'piece is an up-grade to
a Vandoren 5RV in good used condition. Excellent value for money at £325.
8. Noblet Artist Bb clarinet, in very good condition, made in France, in wood. The instrument has recently had an overhaul in tan leather pads, which are all in excellent condition. The Nickel Silver plating shows only slight cloudiness and wear, overall it is in good condition. Comes in the original case, in very good used condition. The top joint has serial nos. B58973, the lower B58955. The supplied 4C Yamaha m'piece is brand new. As is £345.
9. -RESERVED-Odyssey Bb clarinet, OCL120. Chinese made, with a body in ABS wood effect. The instrument is in good condition throughout. The Nickel plate key work shows no wear, and the pads are in fine order. The case has lost one catch and the upper interior trim. £50 as is.
10. -RESERVED-A Kalashen wooden A clarinet, in Orly double case. The instrument has just been fully re-padded in fish skin pads by ourselves, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The German Silver key work is good with no wear or damage. There are 2 repaired, sealed cracks to the upper joint, which are old, stable, repairs. Supplied with a standard French bore m'piece, this clarinet will tune well with a Vandoren or any other mainsteam m'piece. This A would suit a player on a budget looking to match an existing Buffet or Yamaha Bb, £395.
11. -SOLD- A pre-WW2 Bass clarinet in Grenadilla wood by H Bettoney. Bettoney were a fine American manufacturer, who were also at one time agents for Buffet in the USA. The Bass has been professionally owned and played in London, and the invoice for the last partial service, in July 2015, is included in the sale. This is a good quality Bass, but in common with some other pre-war bass clarinets it has 2 register key touchpieces, one for use in the lower part of the second register and another venting on the crook for the upper pitches of the clarion register. The range is to low E, and the instrument tunes to A=440Hz, i.e. modern pitch. The pads are elderly tan leather, but all are sealing well. The case is much worn but functional, and the supplied m'piece is a Selmer C85 120. It would suit someone who wished to get a working knowledge of the Bass. As is £395.
12. Thibouville Freres Bb clarinet, in Grenadilla wood, a fine French made instrument featuring a 7 ring mechanism, i.e. with a fork LH Eb/Bb. The leather pads are in OK condition, all sealing, but used. The German Silver keywork is excellent, with no wear or tarnish. The wood has no cracks or damage, with only slight surface marks. The instrument has matching stamps throughout. Comes with a modern student m'piece, and the original case in fair condition, the handle has been replaced. This instrument plays with a good tone, and would suit a player looking for a good quality wooden clarinet on a budget. As is £295.
13. A nice condition Selmer 7 ring Bb clarinet, of the old logo dating to the mid 1920's. The German Silver key work is in very good condition and all pieces are stamped Selmer. The wood is in overall good condition for an instrument of this vintage, with minor surface marks and scratches, there is also an old pinned surface crack to the upper joint, the crack repair is stable and it doesn't go through to the bore. The clarinet has been just completely re-padded in Pisoni Premium Deluxe Tan Leather Pads & is in excellent playing order. The matching serial nos. are 5309. There are some thread repairs to the tenon corks, but all touch corks are fine. The supplied m'piece is a Selmer HS*, and the case is also in good used condition. £495.00
14. -SOLD-B&H Regent II Bb clarinet S/N 259286, in Resonite with no cracks or damage. This model was the last in production of the Regent series. The Nickel Silver plating is in pristine condition, apart from a small patch of wear to the thumb bush. This instrument was recently taken in part exchange by ourselves. The fish skin pads though not new, are all in very good condition. The supplied mouthpiece is in very good condition, which is of the correct bore for this model, and tunes it well. The original case is also in excellent condition, and is supplied with the keys. Good value at £120.
15. Couesnon "Excelsior" Bb clarinet. This is a fine old vintage clarinet, of excellent manufacture. The Grenadilla wood is in very good condition, as is the German Silver key work. This instrument has "as new" tan leather pads throughout, with all sealing well. This clarinet plays extremely well at A=440 with an excellent tone. All parts are stamped and wooden, with serial number 837. The top joint has an integral barrel, and was formerly part of the collection of the late Prof. John Playfair. The case is old, and much worn, but latches. As is £495.
16.-SOLD- Buffet B12 Bb clarinet, in good condition, made in W Germany, in resin. The instrument has used fish skin pads which are old, but sealing. The Nickel Silver plating is excellent throughout. Comes in the original case, in very good used condition. The matching serial nos. are 385276. The supplied student m'piece is new. As is £150.