Matched Pair of Selmer Clarinets
A fine condition matched pair of Selmer Paris Clarinets. The Bb has matching serial numbers, N8437, which dates to 1951. The wood is in good condition, with no cracks or repairs. The German Silver key work shows a natural patina, but no wear. The pads are all tan leather, in very good condition. Both clarinets have been down to our workshop for a thorough "check down" with tenon , touch corks & pads corks replaced as necessary. This model, featuring a circular register key is normally referred to as a pre-Centered Tone. The barrel is not original, it is from a later Selmer Series 9. However the barrel with the A, is original, and tunes both A & Bb wel.l
The A, matching serial numbers N4995, dating to 1949, is in very good condition, having seen less use that the Bb. Curiously this clarinet features the later design of hexagonal speaker tube, which is normally associated with the Centered Tone model. Again there are no cracks or damage to the wood, and the tan leather pads and key work are in fine condition. The instruments come with a used Vandoren B45 m'piece, and in an excellent condition Pro-tech case.