- Matched Pair of Boosey & Hawkes 1010 Clarinets
Matched Pair of Boosey & Hawkes 1010 Clarinets
These are a rare and unique pair of B&H Symphony 1010 clarinets in that they have benefited from an extensive customisation by the German firm of Meinel. Briefly this involves much tone hole undercutting, enlarging and reducing tone hole sizes and a redesign of the speaker key tubes. The result is vastly improved intonation, especially in the LH 12ths. The use of a reverse cone is standard across most wide bore designs, Selmer designs were like this from the 1930s i.e. the L Series through to the Selmer Series 9.
This extensive work was commissioned by a Dutch professional and both clarinets are in excellent condition. The Bb, matching serial nos. 393704 [dating to the early 1970s], has no wear to the silver plate. There is no damage to the wood, which is in excellent condition, apart from one tiny chip to the bottom of the upper joint. The white leather pads are all in excellent condition. The A, matching serial nos. 350353, [dating to the early 1970s] has silver plate in good condition. Again there are no cracks or damage to the wood, apart from a surface crack to the barrel, which has been sealed. The pads throughout are tan leather, all are in excellent condition. The supplied m'piece is a Rico Reserve XO bored out to B&H 1010 dimensions. The BAM case is in very good condition.