Litature, mouthpiece guard, cork grease and reed holder. Should be ideal for someone who does not want to spend a huge amount on a new wooden instrument. I think those three keys, which are the left hand pinky keys on the lower joint, were replaced at one time. Having just been professionally overhauled. 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.
Sadly most retail outlets are staffed by people with very little knowledge of the instruments they sell, let alone models from byegone years. All intact around blowing area, would probably benefit from a recork. The other has a wooden barrel and bell. Feel free to check out our other auctions. I personally havent tried to play it, all the parts appear to be here, you be the judge. All the tan leather pads and corks are in fine condition.
I have an Edgware from the early 60s I think that he worked his magic on--some tone hole undercutting, trimming some of the keys. So even if it was made shortly after their merger, it still wouldn't be an antique. Well I think you have answered all my questions The serial number dates it to 1971-1972 It seems to be a level or two up from a beginners instrument, but not a professional level instrument. Having said that in my humble opinion it looks ready to play and in'good' condition. The clarinet has been stripped down, cleaned, any springs replaced where required, the body and keywork and shafts well oiled- the clarinet has been fully and critically adjusted for good seating, ultimate performance and ease of play. Which from the serial number 379428, dates from around 1972. If buying from overseas please email for postage costs Before Bidding.
The best of the Booseys was the Imperial, then the Emperor, then the Regent and Edgware, but I'm not sure in what order of quality of the last 2. Please contact us prior to purchasing, and we will endeavour to help where possible. Both instruments are in exceptional original condition and have never been cracked and repaired. Cleaning of all shafts and key tubes removing old oil. The year given will indicate when the instrument was ordered from the factory rather than the actual production date, but the likelihood is that the instrument was completed either in the year stated or in the following year. Sorry I can't be of much more help. I use it for classical work, but I use a Selmer for jazz.
The clarinet has been corked and so it is now in full working order. The Silver plate throughout is in good shape, with slight spots of expected wear in the areas which have regular contact. Three of the exceptions specifically stated that they had been completely repadded recently. One thing's for sure, as Dee pointed out, they are cheap to buy! Enjoy your Edgware, its got good keywork, not pot metal, and the sound quality from the slightly larger than contemporary bore gives a nice, mellow, woody tone that most listeners appreciate. This is because everyone is looking for the names that are popular today Buffet, Leblanc, and Selmer.
The barrel and bell which are wooden have also been oiled. Some of the ones made in the late 40s or early 50s have pot metal keys and should be avoided. Nickel plated keys have no plating wear. Please feel welcome to ask any questions I'm selling a what looks to be a vintage and old wooden clarinet. The clarinet is presented in a new case and includes a 1010 mouthpiece. Boxed Vintage Boosey and Hawkes London Edgware boxed Clarinet with Buffet Champon Paris Mouth piece. I really know nothing about the instrument though so this is just from visual inspection as there are no dents or cracks.
Fine quality Bb Clarinet ideal for school band class. Slightly smaller bore than the 1010s. Boosey and hawkes clarinets are highly respected among educational establishments for there quality build and reliability. It comes in its original case which is in good order comes with two keys, good hinges and catches, red lining inside all good, the clarinet comes with some cork grease and a reed case with one reed inside also has a mouth piece protector, the clarinet is in good used condition, it looks complete has not been used for some time, sorry we cannot test the instrument, sold as seen happy bidding. Please send postal orders or bankers drafts immediately to ensure to get them to me on time. I really do want to find out about this clarinet I have, so I'm keen to keep this thread on topic as much as possible.
Check the underside of the key touchpieces for the numbers. My research indicates that this Clarinet is a 1952 year. A final play test by a qualified performer. In any event, have a look here. I think this is an'earlier' model. 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. I will always combine P+P for multiple purchases.