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Selmer Radio Improved RI Clarinet In A!

Selmer Radio Improved RI Clarinet In A!

We are pleased to offer for sale this extremely rare Selmer Radio Improved A clarinet.  S/n K8747.  Just through the shop where it was cleaned, bore oiled, and repadded with Ferree’s premium cork on the upper and a combination of cork and Allied (I think) felt pads on the lower.  Wood is in excellent condition except for a repaired chip on the bell tenon as seen in the photos.  Nice, square tenons with little wear and no wobble.  All new tenon corks. Plays very nicely with a full, open, somewhat jazzy tone--very different in feel and tone from an R13 and even compared to Selmer 9's and 10's.  There are a ton of adjustment screws and a complicated mechanism (forked Eb, articulated C#/G#, extra trill), so it might go a little out of adjustment after shipping.  Very little wear to the plating as seen in the photos.  This came to me with no barrel, but I’ve included two:  a vintage Selmer 67 mm which plays to A440 spot on for me, and a shorter Selmer Series 9, in case you and your mouthpiece setup tend toward the flatter side of life.   The upper tenon is NOT cut for the metal-lined barrel that was included with some RI’s—it just takes standard Selmer barrels.  Nice double case with a replacement single handle.  There are a bunch of RI Bb’s around, but this is the only A I have ever seen, the only one I can even find reference to on the internet, and definitely the only one in the universe which is for sale.  This example sold for $1,100 in December, 2021.

    $1,599.00 Regular Price
    $1,439.10Sale Price
    Excluding Sales Tax
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