I really do want to find out about this clarinet I have, so I'm keen to keep this thread on topic as much as possible. I'm not enough of a metalurgist to know what exactly makes the difference. This clarinet is in excellent playing condition. I have had it advertised on a local 'general' website for £300 based on the £100 offered by a local repairer - involving them making 100% mark up! Both instruments are in very good condition and have been serviced for this sale. Basically any clarinet under about 60 years old is competing in the used clarinet market not the antique market. If you have any questions please ask.
Blows fantastically as expected from the 1010 clarinet renown for its full rich sound reputation and popularity in top professional orchestras. If it ships internationally the buyer presumes all taxes and surcharges. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. Please see pics for best description as a pic is worth 1000 words. The first flutes were made in 1856 after agreeing to build a flute designed by the Pratten Co. Litature, mouthpiece guard, cork grease and reed holder.
We are providing a double case which is also in good condition as you can see in the pictures. If buying from overseas please email for postage costs Before Bidding. Older vintage well made instrument. I will consider a buy it now so feel free to email. The Silver plate throughout is in very good condition. Please contact me if you need any.
All the cork looks Ok as far as I see. Fully serviced by a reputable dealer and invoice included. This is a Boosey and Hawkes Stratford clarinet in good condition and recently re-padded. The instruments come with 2 mouthpieces. Which from the serial number 379428, dates from around 1972.
Numbered 466058 unsure of exact age. The rest of the keys on the instrument don't have numbers. The good ones were as good as any clarinets made, the bad ones were not! They are now the exclusive distributor of Buffet woodwinds. It's a good playing, good sounding,large-bore clarinet. In overall good condition and looks structurally sound but unfortunately I don't know anything about these instruments. If you require express or guaranteed shipping.
I've come full circle I guess I know a little about these clarinets, but not enough to answer all of your questions. I think those three keys, which are the left hand pinky keys on the lower joint, were replaced at one time. I believe this makes it a 1952 - he had it as long as I can remember ie 45 years. Please ask questions early as I am rarely able to answer questions with less than an hour remaining. We have many more items listed at present.
Both clarinets have the Acton vent mechanism. Well I think you have answered all my questions The serial number dates it to 1971-1972 It seems to be a level or two up from a beginners instrument, but not a professional level instrument. Also, one of the pads does look to have slight damage, although still appears to work- the rest seem very good. Posts above assume it's an Edgware but you haven't specifically mentioned this as far as I can see. I use it for classical work, but I use a Selmer for jazz.
The clarinet is presented in a double case and includes a 1010 mouthpiece. These were previously owned by a Member of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society. Having said that in my humble opinion it looks ready to play and in'good' condition. Is the best way to value one, before parting with it, to go to a shop and take their advice? It's a Regent with the serial number 443470. Our unique algorithm classifies jobs according to a wide variety of factors, estimates the market rate for this specification of job and displays the estimated rate of pay when sufficient data is available but can't take into account differences in the level of experience required, responsibilities or working hours.