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This Imperial 926 A Clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The instrument has been very well maintained, with the last service by Eddie Ashton in his superpads, which should be maintenance free for 10 years. The Imperial 926 was manufactured as a professional quality instrument on a par with the Imperial Symphony 1010, but with a bore of 15.0mm, as opposed to the 15.25mm of the 1010. According to O. Lee. Gibson in his book "Clarinet Acoustics", publ. Indiana University Press, the Imperial 926 A demonstrated the best intonation of any professional model manufactured by Boosey & Hawkes, provided it was played with the supplied m'piece; a B&H 926, which is the case here.
The A, serial no. 225254, has no cracks or repairs. The Silver plate throughout is in good shape, with only slight wear to one tenon ring. All the pads and corks, are in fine condition, because of the recent overhaul. The supplied m'piece is a good condition B&H 926 No. 2. The case is good condition, and is comes with the keys.