Couture, A1, C Clarinet
A superb condition Grenadilla wood Couture A1 simple system C clarinet. La Couture is the small town near Paris in which the major French clarinet makers have their factories. This instrument plays at A=440 Hz with all standard modern French bore m'pieces. It is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct, having come to us from the daughter of the original owner, a dance band leader in Feltham. There are no cracks or damage to the wood, which is in excellent order throughout. the bell is made from ebonite. The serial numbers are 2788 which probably dates to the 1920s. The Maillechort key work is bright and in excellent condition. We have just entirely re-padded in white leather pads, and the clarinet is sold with our full 1 year warranty.
The supplied m'piece is a used pre-war B&H 1010, and the case is a Buffet, Evette Schaeffer, which though having a cracked exterior still protects the clarinet well.