For Sale is for a Selmer Paris Model 33 Professional Low Eb Bass Clarinet. This is a D series instrument, which according to my research is a model 33 from the mid to late1980s, likely made just after the selmer company made some subtle changes and updated the Model 33. This Beautiful silver plated instrument is in great condition, and plays wonderfully. The modern keywork design is very elaborate compared to other bass clarinets I have worked on. The neck can be lengthened to adjust tuning of the instrument as well. It is keyed down to low Eb and is a two piece instrument. Tuning is great on this instrument, and so is response. The pads are starting to show age, but still have life in them. These instruments do not come up for sale often and are considered some of the best bass clarinets available on the market. Really only one of three brands for the serious bass clarinetist.
In terms of playability, this is a very nice instrument. It has a lovely dark tone that really resonates. It breaks down into two pieces, but I could only locate a single-piece replacement case for the instrument, so it is cased in a single piece protec. You will find this clarinet a great instrument to cherish for a long time. No mouthpiece is included with this instrument. You should match it to your preference. Take a look at the photos to get an idea of the condition of the instrument below.
In terms of condition, the wood is solid and has aged well. The bell has a minor dings. The silver plating polished up better in some areas than others, and has worn through the plating in some areas. Like I said before, This instrument is a fabulous player, and has to be played to be appreciated. It has all the bells and whistles and I’m sure you will love it too.
- Selmer-Paris Quality, Made in France
- Low Eb Model
- Two-Piece Compact Design
- Easy-Playing Upper Register
- Beautiful Condition
- New Protec Case