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COUESNON, MONOPOLE, PROFESSIONAL Eb CLARINET, 595

This is an extremely rare Couesnon, Monopole, Eb clarinet. Couesnon were at one time one of the largest instrument manufactures in the world. They were rather like a French equivalent of Boosey & Hawkes, in that their biggest customer was the French military. They were also well known for Brass instruments. I believe they ceased manufacture in the 1960's. At their peak the Couesnon Monople was endorsed by the eminent French clarinettist Auguste Perrier, and the Monopole Conservatoire model was considered one of the finest French clarinets in the inter-war years.
The wood condition overall is very fine, with only minor surface marks. There are NO cracks or repairs. The German silver key work is in excellent condition. This Eb has just had a complete overhaul in double bladder fish skin pads and is sold with our 1 year warranty. The m'piece is the original, on a Chedeville blank, and plays with good intonation at A=440Hz. The case is the original, in poor condition, it will serve for shipping only. The new owner will have to factor in the cost of a replacement case.