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Rare instruments for hire:

1. Matched Pair of EJ Albert clarinets. [Please double click title to view a photo gallery.]

Bb S/N 8345 & A S/N 3528. Both instruments are Boehm system but with 7 rings, an additional R.H. trill key link to the throat A Key, an additional low G vent, i.e. like a modern Selmer Paris Bass clarinet and a roller on the L. H. Ab/Eb key. Superb condition with excellent evenness and intonation at A = 440.

2. Matched Pair of Albert Basset Clarinets. [Please double click in order to view photo gallery.]

Originally made by Jacques Albert Fils, and modified by Ted Planas for Stephen Trier. Excellent condition and intonation at A= 440. The supplied mouthpiece is a Pillinger F1 bore [copy of 1930 Louis interior] with a DOV124 facing.  The pair feature 7 rings with fork Eb/Bb, articulated C#/G# key and additional L.H. Ab/Eb lever. The three lower pitches are played by R.H thumb buttons on the rear and there is a floor spike as well as a sling hook.

3. Baroque C Clarinet by Ackerman after Jakob Denner [Please double click in order to view photo gallery.]

This is a unique clarinet. It is a faithful reproduction of a Baroque C clarinet, probably made by Jakob Denner, son of Johann Christoph Denner, in the early part of the 18th Century. Denner is credited with developing the clarinet from the chalumeau by widening the bore, providing a bell, and enabling the instrument to overblow: All features of this clarinet.
This instrument was made for Alan Hacker by Brian Ackerman in the 1970's, and this instrument can quite rightly be seen as the start of a reproduction industry which went on to stimulate a revival of interest and an era of period instrument performance. The clarinet has 2 brass keys, is in boxwood and has five main pieces. The reed, a modern soprano sax reed can be cut down to fit, is attached to the mouthpiece by string. The approximate length is 60cm and the instrument plays in the key of C. The bore is cylindrical, apart from the bell, and measures 14.75mm. A is approximately 423Hz. This instrument was used by Alan Hacker for a recording of Vivaldi's Concerto in C for 2 Oboes and 2 Clarinets.

PRICES;

1. Albert pair, starting from 75 per week with longer periods attracting discounts of 10-25%. A security deposit of at least 500 required.

2. Albert Basset Clarinets. Single instrument from 80 per week with negotiable discounts of 10-25%. A security deposit of at least 1000.

3. J Denner Baroque C Clarinet, starting from 50 per week with longer periods attracting discounts of 10-25%. A security deposit of at least 500 required.