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BOOSEY & HAWKES IMPERIAL Eb CLARINET, 1745

This is an excellent condition Boosey and Hawkes Imperial, Eb Clarinet in Grenadilla wood, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct This Eb has been professionaly owned and played in London in the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and West End shows. The Silver plated key work shows no wear, the plating is pristine throughout. There are no cracks or damage to the wood, which is in good order throughout. This Eb has had a recent complete Pisoni Premium Deluxe Tan Leather re-pad with the lowest side key, C#/G# key and register keys in cork. It is sealing perfectly. The key regulation is good, there is no joint wobble. The instrument has been customised as follows: the supplied barrels of 42mm and 44.5mm are by Alan Andrews, in Grenadilla. The largest barrel has a groove for playing longer reeds than standard Eb, if desired. The C/G hole, through which the notes D/A sound, has had the diameter reduced with blue tack for tuning purposes, this could easily be removed. The LH and RH sliver keys have both been filed shorter to allow for fewer mishaps! See photos, 6 & 7. The Buffet supplied case is well used, but still latches and functions well. The m'piece is a B&H, ebonite example, in good condition. This Eb, S/N 437141, plays with an excellent warm tone, and very fine intonation.