Howarth S2 B Flat Clarinet
An excellent condition Howarth S2 Bb clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This instrument has had only one careful owner & has been used extremely lightly. The Howarth clarinet features careful precise undercutting, and a redesigned key work layout. This results in an even scale, with excellent intonation, and less maintenance, as adjusting screws are sited to allow for usual touch cork wear. In common with the Prestige range of Buffet, with which it easily competes, it features; hand selected unstained Grenadilla wood, and a LH Ab/Eb key.
The wood is in pristine condition, with no marks, consistent with careful use. There is no joint wobble. All the tan leather pads are sealing well. The silver plated key work shows only slight wear to the register key and throat G key. The instrument has been through our workshop with touch and tenon corks replaced as necessary and for key work regulation. The Bb has matching serial nos. 2281, and comes with 2 barrels of 66 and 64 mm. The supplied m'piece is a used Vandoren B40 in ebonite. The tuning is excellent with this, and all standard French bore m'pieces. The case is the original Howarth with dust cover.