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BOOSEY & HAWKES IMPERIAL Eb CLARINET, 1745

This is a very good condition Boosey and Hawkes Imperial, Eb Clarinet in Grenadilla wood, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct This Eb has a fine Provenance, and most recently it has been owned by a London professional player, and it has been used in most of the Capitals' major Orchestras. The Silver plated key work shows only slight wear, mainly to the tenon rings of the barrel. The LH sliver key has been shortened in order to avoid the player with largerr fingers accidentally pressing it. There are no cracks or repairs to the wood, which is in good order throughout, with only normal signs of use. There is some blue tack in the tone holes for tuning purposes, which we have left in situ, it could easily be removed if desired. The instrument has recently has an overhaul, in tan leather pads, which are all sealing well. The barrel and m'piece are original and Alan Andrews has re-layed the m'piece, it plays comfortably with Vandoren No. 3 or 3.5 reeds. The case is again original, in fair condition, with dust cover.