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This pair of extremely rare Boosey & Hawkes, London & Paris, clarinets are in very good condition. Their last former owner is a London based professional, and these instruments have been extremely carefully owned. The London & Paris 1010 model, as the name suggests, was made for B&H in France. These instruments are in very good original condition, with matching serial nos. throughout on the A, with the Bb having had a custom adapted barrel by Peter Eaton, and a more recent 1010 bell.
The Bb has main pieces with matching serial nos. 2043 and has keywork which has been re-plated in Silver. The key work does show some wear but the re-plating has made the rings and keys feel smooth to the touch. The instrument is in Grenadilla wood throughout, which is in overall excellent condition. All pads are Pisoni Tan Leather in good condition.
The A, has matching serial nos. 1203. The key work, which is German Silver is in good shape for its age, with no wear. Like the Bb it has Pisoni Tan Leather pads in good condition. The main pieces are all in wood apart from the original barrel, which is in ebonite. The m'piece is a Peter Eaton Elite, stamped 1.26 21.5 B in very good condition, and tunes both clarinets well, as does the custom adapted Eaton barrel. The case is a Leblanc in excellent condition, with dust cover and music pouch.