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A very good condition pair of Howarth S1 clarinets in Cocobolo. The Cocobolo wood gives the instruments an immediate lively, and flexible response. These instruments are a one owner pair, used by an enthusiastic amateur very carefully.
The Cocobolo wood is in superb condition, with no scuffs or scratches. There is no joint wobble. The fish skin pads are all sealing well, though some will need replacing in the near future. The Silver plated key work shows little wear and there is no play to the mechanism. Both instruments have been regularly serviced at T W Howarth & Co, though the last service was done some time ago. The Bb has matching serial nos. are 1311. The A, matching serial nos. 1309. The supplied m'pieces are 2 custom Pillingers stamped: PL P16, and 1010 P456. There are 2 barrels, both are stamped A one is 66.4mm the other 64mm. The Paxman case and cover are in very good condition.