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FRANK HAMMERSCHMIDT Bb CLARINET, 1745

Clarinets Direct is delighted to be able to offer this extremely rare custom made, Frank Hammerschmidt, Burgau, Boehm system clarinet for sale. This instrument has had only one former owner, an amateur, and he has taken exceptionally good care of this clarinet. Frank Hammerschmidt has one of the most enviable reputations Worldwide of clarinet makers: His clarinets manage to achieve a rare synthesis of German/Viennese dark tone with Boehm system fingering. They are amongst the most expensive and sought after clarinets.
The Bb features a bore size of 15.15mm, silver plated keys, with offset C#/G# hole, and adjusting screws for lower pad regulation. The pads are white leather in good condition. There is no wear to the Silver plate, which is pristine throughout. The wood is without marks or damage. There are 2 barrels of 61.5mm & 63.0mm. Also supplied are two mouthpieces, one a Frank Hammerschmidt "3F", the other a Noblet 3. The original case is also in excellent condition, and comes with the keys. The intonation and response are impeccable. The instrument will also play with most standard French bore m'pieces.