Pair of Rossi Clarinets
A superb pair of Rossi clarinets, which have had only one careful owner from new. Initially the owner bought a Bb French bore Rossi direct from Luis Rossi, and was so impressed that a little later she went back to him for an A. He recommended that she purchase his, then new model, the LR [Luis Rossi] A. She found this excellent advice and successfully used this pair for over 17 years.
Both instruments have been carefully maintained. The Bb, S/N F600 has predominantly white leather pads, with a few replaced in tan leather. All pads are in excellent condition. The silver plate is pristine as is the Grenadilla wood throughout. Due to increasing age, the last owner found it necessary to play the Bb with a sling, and a sling hook has been fitted above the thumb rest. In addition to 3 different length barrels of 60, 61.5, & 62.5mm the Bb also comes with an additional bell, slightly longer than the original, at 120mm, as opposed to 117mm, again for tuning options. The scale in terms of tuning and evenness is exemplary, the instrument manages to tune excellently without a low F correction key.
The A is in similar condition to the Bb, the serial numbers are LR413. Again the wood is in perfect condition, as is the silver plate. The pads are predominantly white leather with some in tan leather. There are 3 barrels of 59, 61 and 62mm. The case, which comes with a dust cover is in very good used condition.
Because this pair is not a "true" matched pair, they can be split as follows: Bb in Rossi single case, with Bay MO-L m'piece and 3 barrels for £3495.00. A in double Rossi case, with 3 barrels and Bay MO-L m'piece, for £3495.00.