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An excellent condition Martin Freres C clarinet,made in France. Martin Freres are a long established French manufacturer, who can trace the origin of the company back to Jean Baptiste Martin, who was active as a luthier in "La Couture" as far back as 1796. This clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct, having come to us from an amateur player. It is stamped on all main pieces, "Martin Freres Paris 1740". This trade mark appeared on clarinets sold in the USA by Martin Freres Woodwinds from 1960 onwards. This instrument has matching serial nos. S6011N 870. The pads are fish skin on the upper joint, and tan leather on the lower, all are in very good condition. The Nickel Silver plated key work is in very good condition. The wood is without any mark or blemish. The instrument has been down to our workshop, for a thorough "check down" and regulation prior to sale. The supplied m'piece is a brand new stock Buffet, the case is also by Buffet. This is a bargain priced French made C, in excellent condition throughout.