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This is a good condition Selmer, Paris, Recital Bb Clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This instrument has been professionally owned and played here in the UK. The current owner did play this instrument for some time as his main clarinet but more recently it has been kept as a spare, and now he has decided to sell it. Selmer Recital clarinets are undoubtedly amongst the best designed French instruments worldwide. The upper joint features a large reversed cone which narrows to 14.4mm. This results in exceptionally accurate twelfths, and overall the intonation is superior to most other French designed instruments today.
The wood shows no cracks or damage, it is in good condition. The original upper joint did crack , and this joint is a replacement, with serial number F0385. The lower joint has serial number F0378, which dates to the late 1980s. The replacement joint is an exceptionally close match, and the instrument responds very well. All Silver plate is in good order, there is only slight wear to the ring keys, and a small patch of wear to the throat A key. The look and solid feel of this key work is far superior to contemporary Buffet manufacture. The pads are all Pisoni tan leather in "as new" condition. The two original barrels measure 62.5 mm & 63.5mm. The supplied m'piece is a Selmer C85 120, in good condition. The case is the original Selmer double in good used condition.