Pair of Rossi French Bore Clarinets
A matched pair of early Luis Rossi French bore model clarinets which are a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The sole previous owner is a Spanish professional player, and he used this pair in his capacity as Principal Clarinet with the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra. With a poly-cylindrical bore these clarinets are based on the Buffet R13, though acoustically they are vastly superior. In common with all Rossi clarinets the instruments are in a single piece which allows the correct positioning of the C#/G# hole.
The Bb S/N F087 is in very good condition, with mainly used white leather pads throughout. The instrument has been down to our workshop for a partial overhaul, and any pads which needed replacing have been. The wood is in pristine condition, with no cracks or damage. The silver plating is in excellent condition throughout with no wear. Both instruments have a had a screw threaded hole fitted above the thumb rest for an additional sling attachment, NB not supplied.
The A S/N F078 is in a similar condition to the Bb. The silver plating shows no wear. Like the Bb the clarinet has mainly used white leather pads, but all are sealing. Both instruments have been through our workshop with pads, touch and tenon corks replaced as necessary, and the key work regulated.
There are 6 barrels, of 70.5 mm, 70.1 mm, 68.0 mm, 67.0 mm, 65.5 mm and 69.5 0mm. The original case is in good condition.