In the early 1960s, Roth forced Boosey's sons Anthony and Simon out of the company, and prevented his youngest son, Nigel, from even joining, allegedly at the behest of Benjamin Britten. Therefore its value will depend strictly on condition and what level of instrument it originally was. Also please note that it ones with a replacement hard case and one of the clasps doesn't close properly. Boosey and Hawkes Wood Clarinet. Please let me know if you have any questions. This was split into commercial synchronisation and production music departments, both under the Imagem name. Most sellers don't offer both a trial period and warranty.
I personally havent tried to play it, all the parts appear to be here, you be the judge. This ensures that the cork is in great shape and not cracked. The company also produced books: among its first publications was an English translation of 's book Life of J. Some of the alleged issues reported with sovereign cornets supplied in the latter part of this period include insufficiently lapped stainless steel valves, leaking joints especially at the mouthpiece reciever , stays popping off due to tension in the instrument combined with poor soldering. At the time I was told this was to fulfil military orders, but that might be a myth.
The 'Imp' was a big military contract during the early-mid 1970's and most seen are from this date. Having said that in my humble opinion it looks ready to play and in'good' condition. I try to list all my items as clear as possible, but see photo for any details. In many cases, you are talking about discontinue instruments so you can't easily get a replacement key. There are three numbers then a dash then a letter and another dash and finally two more numbers. There is no case and no mouthpiece.
They both have the same bell size, valve block, metal, finish and tuning slides. We will be happy to ship to our international friends for an additional charge. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile. Numbered 466058 unsure of exact age. The cashiers at this shop didn't even realize that it was a Clarinet. The lead pipe is slightly bent.
I'm not enough of a metalurgist to know what exactly makes the difference. All the valve and slides move freely. It also features extended lower r. I can accept no responsibility in the very rare event that items get lost in the post, but I will endeavour to do all I can to help the buyer by contacting Royal Mail and getting them to do the necessary search. Sadly most retail outlets are staffed by people with very little knowledge of the instruments they sell, let alone models from byegone years.
Leslie Boosey allowed Geoffrey his turn as chairman, but within two years the profitable company was on the brink of insolvency and Geoffrey Hawkes died of leukaemia in 1961. The silver plate finish is in good order with very little signs of wear. Any other arrangements may incur additional postage. There are several holes in the metal. A really competent repairer quite rare may also be able to help with advice. If the numbers are raised above the surface it's pot metal. However, sales of all instruments are so suppressed at the moment that this seems unlikely.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Sometimes same day, however not always but rest assured shipping. Nickel plated keys have no plating wear. Also includes a correct fitment used mouthpiece if required. The muted bell is removable and stores in the case allowing the cornet to be played like a normal 928. Other solder work has been done throughout. In that same year they purchased Schreiber Bassoon Co.
The only thing I do know is that this nice little fella is no fake Besson, a London repair tech confirmed that it must be from around the mid-1970s. Please contact us prior to purchasing, and we will endeavour to help where possible. The business eventually owned half of Regent Street, and at the time of the merger was managed by Leslie Boosey 1887—1979. Their clarinets are considered by many to be on par with names such as Buffet, LeBlanc, Selmer, etc. Bye and large it's better to go for a fixed leadpipe model,. My poor photography skills really do not do this item justice. Osborne, Alistair 11 February 2003.
But if you do want it shipped I will happily crate it up for free and send it off. This is the same arrangement as the Prestige model. During these difficult years, Boosey was supported by his trusted managing director, Ernst Roth. As the range developed the 921 lost its ring trigger and the last ones had lever style triggers and a pinky hook instead of a ring. The Boosey family was of — origin. This is for use in a number of novelty pieces popular with brass bands like. Available for most popular models.