1965 Selmer Paris Series 9* Clarinet
Never Cracked | ProShop Overhauled
The Selmer Paris Series 9* Clarinet (serial number U1169) is one of the most amazing performance vintage clarinets on the market. The Series 9* had a more “modern” bore design than the standard Series 9 models. These Series 9* clarinets are known for being exceptionally responsive and possessing a wonderfully rich tone. However, many of these instruments tend not to be kept in the best of maintenance… as was the case with this particular clarinet. This clarinet has been sitting unused for 20+ years and needed a full rebuild. Who better to rebuild this fine instrument than an Official Selmer Paris ProShop?!
Kessler & Sons Music
Official Selmer Paris Pro Shop
Kessler & Sons Music is one of a small number of Official Selmer Paris ProShops in the world. ProShops shops are hand selected based on the technical ability of the shop. We are certified to bring the most out of a Selmer Paris instrument. On top of that, we are known for our clarinet rebuilds through our ClarinetRepairs.com site.
This Series 9* Clarinet has received our ClarinetRepairs.com ProShop Overhaul. Full details of that overhaul can be found by clicking here. The big benefit of this job is that it revitalizes the instrument. In this job, we make sure that every tonehole is precisely level and the extruding profile is properly cut. This gives more reliable pad seal and the profile provides for proper air venting increasing tonal presence while decreasing stuffy tones. As a result, this vintage Series 9* clarinet gives an amazing performance and response that is not matched in modern clarinets.
The pads used in this clarinet were our preferred “MasteRoo” configuration. This combination of the Masters Series synthetic on the upper joint and Kangaroo Leather on the lower joint optimizes the precision and projection required in the upper end of the clarinet and the lusher sweet tones in the lower end.