Selmer, Odyssee, B Flat Clarinet
This is a Selmer, Paris, Odyssee Bb Clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This clarinet has been professionally owned and played here in the UK. Selmer clarinets are undoubtedly amongst the best designed French instruments worldwide. The Odyssee was Selmer's entry level professional model. Like the Selmer Signature the upper joint features a large reversed cone which narrows to 14.5mm. This results in exceptionally accurate twelfths, and overall the intonation is superior to most other French designed instruments today.
The Bb has matching serial numbers NO8698, which dates to the early 2010's. There is one tight, hairline crack to the top of the upper joint, it has been glued, filled, and sealed. The repair is of excellent quality, and the crack does not go through to the bore, the photo of the upper joint can be examined very closely, but it is extremely difficult to make out the crack.
The Silver plate is pristine throughout. The pads are all white leather in very good condition. there are two original, stamped barrels of 64.5mm and 66.5mm.
The look and solid feel of the key work is far superior to contemporary Buffet manufacture. The case is in good condition. The m'piece is a used Selmer HS**, which is provided only for play testing. .