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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 excellent condition. Just taken in part exchange. The pads are used, but all sealing well, they should be good for some time to come. The Silver plating is also good throughout. The instrument has an adjustable thumb rest, ideal for the younger player. Comes in the original back pack case, in very good used condition. The matching serial nos. are 1144828. The m'piece is also in excellent condition. As is £195..
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. A Strasser, SML, Bb clarinet, in Grenadilla wood. The instrument is in very good condition. The white leather pads are only very lightly used, and all sealing well, they should be good for some time to come. The German Silver keywork is pristine. This instrument is extremely well made with wood in excellent condition. It was formerly owned by a London professional player. It comes in the original light weight compact case and with an "as new" Howarth m'piece. As is £645.
9. 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. -SOLD-A Buffet B12 Bb clarinet in resin effect wood, with matching serial nos. 546423. The instrument has just been taken in part exchange by ourselves. The instrument is in excellent condition. It has "as new" fish skin pads throughout. The Nickel plated key work is superb with no wear or damage. Supplied with a good condition Buffet m'piece, and in the original case, which is, again, in very good order. This is a one adult owner instrument, and has been exceptionally well cared for, as is £165.
11. A Taragato, possibly Romanian, in Rosewood with no makers stamp. [ A Taragato is a wooden hybrid instrument of conical bore with Simple System clarinet fingering]. This is a rudimentary instrument, of poor manufacture, the type which is often seen on Ebay at vastly inflated prices. It has a mixture of white and red leather pads, which are sealing. However the instrument has suffered much at the hands of former owners! There is a sealing wax repair to the interior bore, and it appears to have had a loose fitting bell at some point, because it has obviously fallen to the floor and has numerous cracks and marks of damage to the rim. We have repaired the instrument and made sure that all the key work is functioning as best it can. The instrument features a double octave key, and is supplied with a Yamaha 5C Soprano Sax m'piece which has been adapted to fit. The range is to low B, and the instrument is in the key of Bb. It is supplied in a soft case. It would suit someone who wished to get a working knowledge of the Taragato. As is £195.
12. -SOLD-B&H Emperor Bb clarinet. Leather pads in OK condition. Some slight spot wear to the Nickel plating. No cracks or damage, matching S/N 185434. As is £245.
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, no major cracks or repairs. 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. 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 suplied 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-Selmer Series 9* Bb clarinet. This instrument is in good condition, and is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. It has Silver plate key work throughout in very good condition. This instrument has just been fully overhauled in fish skin pads by Clarinets Direct and is sold with 1 year warranty. All pieces are matching and original, there are 2 supplied barrels of 66.5 and 63.5mm length. The m'piece is a Selmer HS* in good used condition. The rear thumb rest has had a sling hook attachment fitted. This clarinet has a large bore, circa 15.0mm, it was described by Selmer as " pour la musique symphonique", in other words it was aimed at the Classical player. The matching serial nos. are B0708, which dates to 1980. The case is the original, which is in good condition, it still latches and protects the instrument well. This clarinet is superb value for money at £800.