Triebert Plateau C Clarinet
N B Though a triple matched set of clarinets by Triebert is pictured, this sale is only for the C clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. These are superb and ultra rare plateau Boehm system clarinets. At one time Triebert were considered to make the Worlds' finest oboes, but they also had a long and distinguished history of clarinet manufacture. In 1849 they patented a "clarinette multiphonique" which was a combination clarinet in the keys of A/Bb/C. By the end of the 19th Century they had been taken over by Couesnon. This pair have a truly remarkable provenance: Having been owned and played professionally by a player who was a dance band member here in London. All three are in their original cases and were bought from Alex Burns Ltd. 132 Shaftesbury Ave. London.
The design of this instrument is superb. The tone holes have been enlarged, so that there is none of the "stuffiness" which can be found on some other plateau makes. The large tone hole size is very reminiscent of a Selmer plateau C which was sold by ourselves some years ago: That was a similarly free blowing instrument.
The C, S/N C 2213 LP has a slight "patina" to the German Silver key work which is commensurate with its' age. The Grenadilla wood throughout is in excellent condition with no cracks or repairs. This clarinet features "mother of pearl" touchpieces on the ring keys, and these are all in excellent condition. The instrument has just had a complete re-pad in Pisoni finest fish skin pads in our workshop, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. There are 2 supplied barrels, a Triebert in wood, and also a "Besson" "Rolio" model which is made of ebonite, it is telescopically adjustable, and metal sleeved. The sleeve extends into the top of the upper joint, in a manner similar to a 1930s Selmer Radio Improved clarinet. The Triebert barrel accepts standard modern French bore Bb clarinet m'pieces. The Rolio barrel accepts only a Triebert m'piece, which is supplied.