Strasser, SML B Flat Clarinet
A fair condition Strasser SML Bb Clarinet. This is a professional model Bb clarinet, in Grenadilla wood. It has come to us as a commission sale from a professional clarinet player. Strasser, Marigaux, and Lemaire were makers specialising in high quality, saxophones, oboes and clarinets. At one time they rivalled Selmer. Today, as Marigaux, they survive as one of the World's finest oboe manufacturers.
This clarinet has used fish skin pads throughout, and last had a minor service in 2019. All the German Silver key work exhibits a nice shine, and is in very good condition. The wood overall shows light surface marks and scratches, but is in good condition, with no cracks or repairs, apart from an interior chip to the top of the upper joint bore, see photo 2. This does not affect the playability of the instrument. All corks and the regulation are in good order. All pieces are stamped, matching, and original, with serial numbers 4308. The case is in functional condition, but only just! The m'piece is the original, which considering theclarinet probably dates to the late 1950s is in good condition. In summation: This clarinet represents superb value for money.