Checking and seating all pads, Fitting new corks including key corks. All the valve and slides move freely. I do not know how old this instrument is but the serial number is 187180. There are actually very few differences between the Besson Sovereign and the Prestige models. We are also providing a full 12 months guarantee.
Numbered 466058 unsure of exact age. It also publishes many prominent contemporary composers and the company's New York branch has developed its own catalogue emphasising the works of American composers. You just pay for the shipping. Basically any clarinet under about 60 years old is competing in the used clarinet market not the antique market. No issues I can see except normal wear for it's age.
Secondly, the serial number 56xxx appears to have been had-engraved. Most of these instruments have been used in brass bands and played heavily. We post on Mondays and Tuesdays and any item paid for after the 24 hour period will be dispatched at our convenience. The current Besson range can be found on their web site. Charles ------------------------------- Just checked completed auctions on eBay. On Boosey and Hawkes made instruments this was located in the middle of the main tuning slide and had a tendency to stick.
The distinctive brown cover of a Hawkes Pocket Score: 's Op. My serial number is 77626 and I would like to know what medal these keys are made out of. The valves are all working very well and are in excellent condition with no pitting or wear as can be seen in the picture. Fully serviced by a reputable dealer and invoice included. A final play test by a qualified performer The clarinet has been fully and critically adjusted for good seating.
Make sure all the braces are properly soldered and that the solder joints look correct. Bid with confidence the clarinet is in great condition. Please ask questions early as I am rarely able to answer questions with less than an hour remaining. Please email for exact cost or with any questions. You must contact us with your name and address within three 3 days of receiving notice that you have won the bid. And besides such a cornet would add up nicely to my two British vintage trumpets. Though overhauled the clarinet is used so there will be the odd light signs of cosmetic use but for a used clarinet it is in excellent order.
There are several holes in the metal. It was discovered that Hawkes had borrowed capital of £100,000 during the war without the permission of the exchange control authorities, and Boosey was forced to clear up the situation at great personal cost. Some have been filled with solder. The lacquer finish is mostly intact with just a little wear in the contact areas and some brown spotting as usual with a lacquered finish on the bell flare. The peak period for lottery grants to brass bands were 1996 - 1999.
The leadpipe and bell are identical tapers to the 928 Sovereign but the shape of the bends is different to improve the response and reduce the effort required. Depending on whose dates table you look at. There are honorable exceptions to this of course and the big ones like Howarth, Dawkes etc could certainly help. Please look at our other auctions as I am listing several great pieces. Also includes a correct fitment used mouthpiece if required.
This is another one of those pieces that I do not know much about. We have fully repadded the instrument including all new corks and felts etc. I try to list items as you see. Please note that auctions may end at any time. On the plus side, it sounds like I lucked out and got a decent Edgeware - the shop said the horn sounds better than its monetary value would indicate. Three of the exceptions specifically stated that they had been completely repadded recently.