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PAIR OF SELMER, FULL MAZZEO, CENTERED TONE CLARINETS-SOLD

£5995

 

 

     


Clarinets Direct is pleased to be able to offer another extremely rare pair of clarinets for sale. These instruments have a fine provenance: They were originally owned by Edward [Ted] Planas, who was a renowned clarinettist, designer, and acoustician, as well as a Selmer agent for many years here in the UK. After Ted's death they were bought by a collector who is now selling off part of his collection.

These instruments demonstrate the most complete and full Mazzeo system that we have ever encountered. For those unfamiliar with the Mazzeo system the mechanism facilitates the production of a good throat Bb by using additional key work to open the third trill key in conjunction with throat A. Thus an excellent throat Bb can be produced by touching any of the rings from LH 2 down, with the throat A key. This system can be disconnected at will by sliding down a cylinder placed on top of the third trill key. In addition to all the usual Full Boehm refinements this pair offer the following: 1. There is a low E/F#, B/C# articulated trill mechanism. 2. An extra LH low Eb/Bb lever. 3. An additional linkage to the first sliver key on the lower joint, and the low Ab/Eb key, which allows for trilling E to Eb/B to Bb. 4. Finally a unique cogged wheel attachment to the throat A key [only on the A clarinet] which is, we imagine, to facilitate a throat Ab/Bb trill i.e. as called for in the 1st Mvt of the Mozart Quintet. This can be extended or disconnected at will by pulling on the cogged wheel.
The Bb has matching serial nos. throughout of Q7509. This is unique with Selmer in our experience, in that the serial nos. are stamped on all the pieces of the clarinet. All wood is in pristine condition, as is German Silver key work. The instrument was last serviced on 26th June 2014, all pads and corks are in very good condition.
The A has again matching serial nos. on all pieces, Q7627, excepting the barrel, this dates the pair to 1957. Like the Bb the wood is pristine throughout, as is the key work. All fish skin pads, whilst not new, will be good for many months to come. The original case is also in very good condition. This pair is probably one of the finest and most advanced Mazzeo pairs in existence, both instruments play with a warm tone and excellent intonation.  

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SELMER C85 120 Bb CLARINET MOUTHPIECE-RESERVED

£55

 

 

     

A very good condition, Selmer C85 120 clarinet m'piece. It has a 1.20mm tip opening, with a moderately long lay. The m'piece is of French bore type and will play Buffet, Selmer, Yamaha, and all standard clarinets. Not B&H instruments.  

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MORGAN RM10 Bb CLARINET MOUTHPIECE-SOLD

£65

 

 

     

A good condition Morgan RM10 [RMBbCL10] Bb clarinet mouthpiece. There is no damage to tip or rails, but some deposit to the inside of the beak. The m'piece has a moderately wide tip opening, and long lay. This example is compatible with all main stream French bore clarinets: Buffet, Selmer Yamaha etc. NOT Boosey & Hawkes clarinets. The m'piece has been cleaned and sanitised.  

12

REGINALD KELL No.2 1010 Bb CLARINET MOUTHPIECE-SOLD

£35

 

 

     

A fair condition Reginald Kell No. 2 1010 Bb clarinet mouthpiece. The m'piece has been cleaned and sanitised, and, as a by product of this process, there has been some slight discolouration to the ebonite. The lay is medium open and moderately long. There is no damage to tip or rails. The m'piece is of large bore type and will play Eaton Elite, Rossi English/Viennese bore clarinets and B&H 1010 clarinets.  

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WOODWIND CO., LEBLANC, K10M Bb CLARINET MOUTHPIECE-RESERVED

£30

 

 

     

A mint condition, Leblanc Woodwind Co. Bb clarinet mouthpiece. The m'piece was supplied new with a Leblanc clarinet but never used. The m'piece has a medium close tip opening, and medium lay. It is compatible with all good quality clarinets.  

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SELMER F BASS CLARINET MOUTHPIECE-RESERVED

£95

 

 

     

A very good condition, Selmer F Bass clarinet mouthpiece. The m'piece shows only light signs of use, including ligature scratches and slight marks to the table and tip and side rails. It plays very well with softer reeds. The m'piece has a very wide tip opening, and long lay, ideal for Jazz. It is compatible with all good quality Bass clarinets.  

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BOOSEY & HAWKES-PILLINGER PRE-WAR 1010 Bb CLARINET MOUTHPIECE-SOLD

£45

 

 

     

A good condition Pillinger copy of a B&H pre-war 1010 Bb clarinet mouthpiece. The m'piece has been cleaned and sanitised, and is made of resin. The lay is medium close and moderately long. There is no damage to tip or rails. The serial nos. of the original B&H m'piece copied are 31214. The m'piece is of large bore type and will play Eaton Elite, Rossi English/Viennese bore clarinets and B&H 1010 clarinets.  

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MATCHED PAIR OF LEBLANC OPUS CLARINETS-SOLD

£3795

 

 

     

This very fine pair of instruments are a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. Their former owner is a professional player based in the South West. He has taken excellent care of these instruments, and has had Andrew Roberts fully overhaul them, as well as modify the register key touchpieces. Andrew was an enthusiastic endorser of the Leblanc range as introduced in the 2000s. The Opus was the model at the top of this range. Leblanc offered this clarinet as an improvement over the Buffet R13 Prestige, with a higher placement of the speaker key tube for improved stability of intonation. Leblanc engineering has always been of a high standard and these clarinets feature integral raised and tapered tone holes; Inverted taper bore barrels of the Moennig pattern; 18 keys, i.e. LH Ab/Eb, and unstained hand selected Grenadilla wood.
There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The Bb and A are truly special and matched in that they share the exact same serial nos. 66610! The Silver plating overall is very good, with only tiny amounts of wear. The pads are all in excellent condition, as is the regulation, and all touch and tenon corks. Both clarinets have Ton Kooiman adjustable thumb rests fitted. All pieces are original and stamped Leblanc, with 2 interchangeable barrels [ the bores of the Bb and A are identical] of 65.7mm and 65.0mm. The mouthpiece is an "as new" D'Addario, X10E. The case is a BAM, in excellent condition.

 

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SELMER E BASS CLARINET MOUTHPIECE-SOLD

£85

 

 

     

A good condition, Selmer E Bass clarinet mouthpiece. The m'piece shows signs of use, including ligature scratches and slight marks to the table and tip and side rails. It plays very well with softer reeds. The m'piece has a wide tip opening, and medium lay. It is compatible with all good quality Bass clarinets.  

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PILLINGER 1010 Bb CLARINET MOUTHPIECE-SOLD

£80

 

 

     

A very good condition Pillinger P125 A 1010 Bb clarinet mouthpiece. This mouthpiece is a commission sale having come to us from a Manchester based professional clarinettist. The owner now prefers closer lay m'pieces so this was surplus to requirements. The m'piece is of large bore type and will play Eaton Elite, Rossi English/Viennese bore clarinets and B&H 1010 clarinets. The m'piece has a moderately wide tip opening, and long lay. It is stamped: P1.25 A. It shows very little wear.  

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EATON 1010 Bb CLARINET MOUTHPIECE-RESERVED

£105

 

 

     

A good condition Eaton 1010 Bb clarinet mouthpiece. This mouthpiece is a commission sale having come to us from a Manchester based professional clarinettist. The owner now prefers closer lay m'pieces so this was surplus to requirements. The m'piece is of large bore type and will play Eaton Elite, Rossi English/Viennese bore clarinets and B&H 1010 clarinets. The m'piece has a moderately wide tip opening, and long lay. It is stamped: 1.2A. It shows only slight wear.  

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NOBLET BY LEBLANC, PARIS, C CLARINET-SOLD

£945

This is the intermediate Noblet model 40 C Clarinet, made by Leblanc, France, in very good condition. All parts are made of finest Grenadilla wood, unlike some of the cheaper models in the Noblet range. The matching serial nos. are B97262, the wood has no cracks or repairs, though there are a couple of small chips to the lower tenon of the upper joint, see photo 3. The Nickel plate throughout is in fine condition, with no discernable wear. This instrument was made with Leblanc's usual excellence, and features gold plated springs to resist corrosion. We have just fully overhauled the instrument in double bladder fish skin pads, and the clarinet is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The bore, in common with all other Leblanc made C clarinets, is 14.50mm. The instrument tunes exceptionally well with the supplied Vandoren 5RV mouthpiece. The case is the original in good condition, there are some slight stains to the interior and exterior scuffs. The handle has also been repaired with black tape.

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BUFFET E11 C CLARINET-RESERVED

£995

 

 

     

An excellent condition Buffet E11 C clarinet, in Grenadilla wood. This clarinet has just been through our workshop for a re-pad, in fish skin pads, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. This instrument is Buffet's semi-professional model, and this example has matching serial nos. 001363. The Silver plated key work is in pristine condition. The wood is without any mark or blemish. Current Buffet E13's and E11's are giving a lot of trouble with shrinkage and wood movement, these problems commenced when Buffet moved the manufacture of these models from Germany back to the old Leblanc factory in France. Fortunately this instrument pre-dates this; it was made in Germany.