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Product Details:

  • Boosey & Hawkes London quality, student-level instrument.

  • Includes Harmony 3 mouthpiece, ligature, and cap;

    • new RICO V-2 reeds /cases;

    • mouthpiece cork grease.

  • Mouthpiece, barrel, upper joint, lower joint, and bell fit snugly together;

    • cork tenons in good condition;

    • body in great condition;

    • ebony-like finish;

    • no inordinate wear.

  • Key system responsive;

    • springs rebound fluidly;

    • pads in used working condition.

  • The plated keys, levers, and cups show no sign of wear-through to the base German Silver.

  • Housed in a durable wooden case;

    • keyed latches close tightly, velvet lining in very good condition - helps to explain why this instrument has maintained its beauty and condition;

    • completely solid hinges on both the handle, and the case body;

    • chrome metal corner reinforcements;

    • snazzy faux-alligator skin on body, white-cable trim offsets, and heavily-stitched leather (or faux-leather?) edge bindings;

    • all of these features help keep out excessive heat or humidity, and contaminants; and

    • no corrosion or rust, save for several points of chrome loss on one latch strike-plate.


  • All mechanical/body screws tested and tightened where needed;

  • Contact points of keys, levers, posts, etc., have been freshly lubricated;

  • Keys, levers, cups, and other plated components (where possible without disassembling the instrument) have been polished; and

  • The instrument body has also been lightly cleaned/polished.

Please note: all instruments need sporadic attention or servicing. It is apparent that this clarinet was played as recently as the '90s – a testament to its manufacturers and its caregivers. 

Finally, we believe that we have provided a detailed and honest evaluation of this classic UK-manufactured clarinet. Thank you very much for viewing our listing!

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Listed7 years ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.Learn more
  • Series 1-10 Clarinet
  • Black
  • 1963-1964
Made In
  • United Kingdom

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Pasadena, MD, United States
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