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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 been owned and played in West London by an adult amateur player. The Silver plated key work shows no wear, the plating is pristine throughout. There are no cracks or repairs to the wood, which is in good order throughout. There is however a small surface chip to the uppermost pillar seating of the throat G# key. It is highly likely that this occurred at the Boosey & Hawkes factory when the hole was drilled for this pillar. Aside from this, there are just the usual slight surface blemishes to the wood, the most noticeable is a small chip to the bell rim, see photo 8. This Eb has Pisoni Premium Deluxe Tan Leather pads throughout in good condition. It is sealing perfectly. The key regulation is good, there is no joint wobble. The barrel is original and measures, 44.5mm. The JM supplied case is well used, but still zips up securely. The m'piece is a B&H No.2, ebonite example, in good condition. This Eb, S/N 267423, dates to 1965 it plays with an excellent warm tone, and very fine intonation.