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An exceptionally rare and fine pair of original logo Selmer clarinets. These instruments are sold with a copy of all the receipts, which accurately date them to February 1925. The supplying dealer, Baxter Northrop, also has their stamp on the bell. This pair are possibly the finest condition early Selmer pair on the market in the world today. There has only been one former owner.
The Bb has matching serial numbers K1864. There are no cracks or damage, in fact the condition is very good, with only light surface marks to the wood, mainly on the barrel. The German silver keywork is in pristine condition throughout. The system is Boehm, but with articulated C#/G# and fork Eb/Bb. Note particularly the " Brevette SGDG" which is on both top joints. Both clarinets have a bore of 14.9mm. The A, has matching serial numbers A1070, which confounds many internet sites which state that Selmer S/N's started with a "K" prefix. Even more surprising the "A" and "K" prefixes would appear to have been stamped simultaneously. One neat idea would be that the "A" prefix was for an "A" clarinet, but I have seen early Selmer Bb's also with the "A" prefix. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The German Silver key work is excellent throughout. All pads are new Pisoni Deluxe Tan Leather & both clarinets are sold with our full years warranty. The case is the original Pouchette leather example from the 1920's in excellent used condition, with dust cover. The m'piece is a Vandoren 2RV.