- Clarinets in B flat.
- Malerne, Maquaire, Paris B Flat Clarinet
Malerne, Maquaire, Paris B Flat Clarinet
An excellent condition, R M Malerne, Paris, "Maquaire" Bb Clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. Malerne were a second rank French manufacturer active from 1932 to about 1950. This instrument seems to be a top of the range model from the later period of manufacture. All pieces are matching, original, and stamped "Maquaire" part from the m'piece. Often Malerne clarinets are stamped "Standard", this is not the case here, and the clarinet plays with excellent evenness, tone and tuning. The nickel plate keywork is pristine throughout. The clarinet has just had a full overhaul in fish skin pads, and touch & tenon corks have been replaced. There are no cracks or damage to the Grenadilla wood. The plush lined case and m'piece are both in very good condition. This clarinet represents outstanding value for money, as for less than the cost of a new student plastic clarinet one can purchase a quality French made instrument in excellent condition.