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This is a fine condition Selmer Series 9 Bass Clarinet in Grenadilla wood, to low Eb, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The last former owner is a UK based professional Bass clarinettist. The Selmer Paris Bass is considered the finest in the World due to its excellent ergonomics, and automatic double overblowing vent for the second register. All Nickel Silver key work is in excellent condition, with only minor wear, the plating is about 97%. There are no cracks or damage to the wood; minor surface scratches and marks only. The bell and crook are both in good condition with just light marks scratches to the bell, however the crook does have one dent, which is photographed, see photos 1 and 4, this has no effect on the tuning or response. The crook is a sleeved and adjustable. This Bass has just had a complete Pisoni Premium Deluxe Repad and overhaul, all pads are "as new" and the regulation is excellent. This Bass will play perfectly out of the case. There is a floor peg to the bell, The matching serial nos. are U490 which dates to 1965. The modern back pack style case is in excellent condition, and comes with all carry straps and many additional, zippable pouches. The m'piece is an "as new" Fobes Debut.