Couesnon B Flat Clarinet
This is a fine Bb clarinet made by Couesnon, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. At one time they were the largest French manufacturer of band instruments, and trumpet and clarinet manufacture continued until the 1960's. Auguste Perier, the great French clarinettist, endorsed the "Monopole" clarinet, which was considered one of the best instruments in the period after the 1st World War. This example is probably of later manufacture & is in very good condition. The nickel silver plated key work is in good order throughout. The instrument has been through our workshop for a partial overhaul, with pads and corks replaced as necessary. There is no damage to the wood, which is crack and repair free. The m'piece is a Yamaha 4C student model, in excellent condition. The pouchette case is in good condition. This instrument plays well, with a fine tone, and is excellent value for money.