Matched Pair of Howarth S1 Clarinets
An excellent condition pair of Howarth S1 clarinets, in Cocobolo wood, which are a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. These instruments were last owned by a professional now in semi- retirement. The S1 was Howarths' original professional clarinet design with a bore of 14.85mm, and was greeted with much enthusiasm by many professional UK players, including Tony Pay. Subsequent designs were of smaller bore, and unfortunately Howarth no longer manufacture clarinets. The unstained Cocobolo wood is in very good condition, with only light surface marks, consistent with careful use. There is no joint wobble. The instruments have just had a full "check down" in our workshop. The pads, which are used tan leather are all in fine condition with little wear. The Silver plating throughout is excellent. The Bb has matching serial nos. are 1376, & the A, matching serial nos. 1189. Thepair come with 3 different length barrels, which can be used on both instrumnets, the lengths are 63.5, 64.5 & 66.5mm. The tuning is excellent with all mainstream standard French bore m'pieces. The original case is win excellent condition, and comes with a high quality cover.