Buffet, Full Boehm, B Flat Clarinet
A very good condition Buffet Bb clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The instrument has serial number 21844 which dates to 1936, and is a Full Boehm. It has all the "bells and whistles": Fork Eb/Bb, articulated C sharp/ G sharp, LH Ab/Eb lever and bottom Eb key. The Maillechort keywork throughout is in excellent order with no wear. The instrument has Grenadilla wood in very good condition, with no cracks or repairs. The bell has the stamp of the UK importer "Dallas", these were the sole UK agents for Buffet until the mid 1960s. This clarinet was bought for the current owner from Ted Planas, the noted acoustician and clarinet maker. The case is the original, and shows much wear, with a belt used to securely fasten it.