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SELMER PARIS PLATEAU C CLARINET, £2495
unique and ultra rare plateau Selmer C clarinet. This
instrument has an impressive provenance: It was originally
purchased by Mark Walton from Edward [Ted] Planas, who
was the main agent for Selmer in the UK at that time. According to Mark,
this clarinet was one of 3 manufactured by Selmer, possibly the shortest
production run of any clarinet made by Selmer Paris.
The instrument then passed into the ownership of Alan Hacker, who improved the tuning.
The customisation extended to shortening the barrel to 50mm, so that the instrument could be played
with a large bore m'piece, B&H 1010 bore, fitting a new very comfortable wooden thumb rest,
and adapting a
Thibouville bell with a vent to tune the low E/b twelfth. This
clarinet has been used extensively by Alan for recital and solo work
and has also been recorded on by Tony Coe.
supplied is an original Selmer C clarinet barrel of
53mm which will tune this instrument well with standard bore French
m'pieces. Most recently the instrument has been professionally owned
and played this way by Mandy Burvill, ex-RLPO.