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SELMER PARIS, RECITAL Bb CLARINET, 1950

This is a mint condition Selmer Paris Recital Bb Clarinet. This instrument has been professionally owned and played by a member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. 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 perfect condition. All Silver plate is excellent, as new. The look and solid feel of this key work is far superior to contemporary Buffet manufacture. The supplied barrels measures 62.5 mm & 64.5mm the matching serial numbers are P05869. The instrument is stamped 442 i.e. A=442. The supplied m'piece is a Selmer HS**, & with this the clarinet does play comfortably at A=442 with the shorter barrel. However with any standard American m'piece, on a Zinner blank, the pitch falls to A=440. The case is the original Selmer in excellent condition.