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Karl Hammerschmidt is one of the iconic clarinet makers of the 20th Century. Austria had perhaps no finer maker, and only the Wurlitzer clan of Germany can lay claim to being comparable, or superior, depending on your preferrence for Viennese or German styles of playing. These days, Karl's nephew, Frank, carries on the family tradition of hand crafted excellence in clarinet making.
This is a superb handmade clarinet in Grenadilla wood, stamped "Klingson". If you are loooking for something approaching the "authentic Viennese sound", given that this is a Boehm system clarinet, then perhaps this is the clarinet for you.
This instrument is in good condition: NO cracks, marks or damage, fine key work throughout. We have just completely overhauled in Pisoni finest Tan Leather pads. This instrument is sold with our full 1 year warranty, and 3 month buy back scheme, unique to Clarinets Direct. The Portnoy BPO1 m'piece is in excellent condition.