Clarinets Direct European Shipping Hub (CDESH).
We are delighted to announce that for all our European clients we now offer import VAT and tariff free shipping into EU countries from our new European shipping hub. This means that we can now trade in the same manner that we formally did from the UK before the new trade agreement which was implemented on 1st January 2021.
25th March 2021
Clarinets Direct is delighted to announce the launch of the new “Legacy”, UK stamp, Luis Rossi clarinets. These instruments are completed here in the UK and are offered in 2 different bores: The “Legacy” is a 15.00mm bore clarinet which is designed to play with standard French bore m’pieces, i.e. Vandoren or similar. The “Symphony Legacy” has a bore of 15.20mm and plays with B&H 1010 bore m’pieces.
As the name “Legacy” suggests these instruments are designed with the traditional “English” bore options in mind. The sound is designed to be open, free, and flexible, allowing the performer to express their own individuality. Both designs are “state of the art” in terms of tuning and most importantly evenness of scale. Both models feature an “AF” key: This is Luis Rossi’s unique, and much imitated, automatic low F correction key. A brilliant design, the key works fully automatically off the register key. When the register key is depressed, for C, the correction vent closes, for low F the correction vent is open, raising the pitch. Both clarinets feature single piece designs for optimum placement of the C#/G# tone hole, and both designs come with a LH Ab/Eb lever.
The instruments are made from the finest Dalbergia Melanoxylon, African Blackwood. The key work is silver plated, and the mechanism is uniquely regulated with the help of adjusting screws, which minimise the likelihood of touch cork wear, and unnecessary visits to a repairer.
The pricing of these instruments is extremely competitive. Initially they will be offered at £5395, inclusive of all taxes, with a free yearly service at our workshops. These instruments are completely bespoke, handmade clarinets, of the finest quality.