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PETER EATON INTERNATIONAL Bb CLARINET, 2395

Clarinets Direct has built up an enviable reputation in the last few years. We are the UK's foremost dealer in second hand quality clarinets and are fortunate to count many of the leading professional players in the UK as our customers and clients. This is a very good condition Eaton International Bb clarinet, which is a commission sale for us. The first owner was Mark Simpson, who used this instrument throughout the early part of his successful career, including winning the BBC 2006 Young Musician of the Year competition. He had the instrument fully overhauled by Peter Eaton, and since then the clarinet has had little use. It subsequently went to an amateur player who now wishes to sell it in order to invest in a Bass clarinet. A letter of Provenance from Mark Simpson is included in the sale. This clarinet has no cracks or damage to the wood, it is in very good condition. The Silver plating does show some minor tarnishing, unusually in places which are not touchpieces, i.e. the underside of keys and the tenon rings, see photo 8. Overall the plating is about 95%. The International is Eaton's version of a medium bore clarinet. The matching serial nos. are S613. The m'piece is an Eaton stamped 1.21A with S/N 3786, in used condition. There are 2 barrels of 63 and 64mm length. The case is an Orly, with zip and carry strap. Here is a chance for someone to own a instrument with an impressive provenance at a considerable cost saving from new.