Secondhand Instruments

Excellent condition pair of Buffet Clarinets Festival B flat RC Prestige A £4580     SOLD!

Recently serviced with Gortex pads these instruments are both in excellent condition and have had limited use. Supplied in a BAM trekking double case and with supplementary Backun MOBA Cocabolo barrel worth £175. New price would be over £7000 so a great saving to be had here!

Reference W Smith

Original G Rudolf UEBEL B flat clarinet circa 1960 £775 SOLD!

Really unusual instrument in very good condition recently re padded in Gortex pads. Unique keywork design and excellent quality wood, supplied with original wooden mouthpiece and in a new Jacob Winter single case

Reference W Smith

Mint condition ARCS Buffet Vintage A £2800 ono offer

Supplied by ARCS and overhauled to our exacting standards with MK4 pads fitted, this instrument has had a very small amount of use due to the owners problem playing the clarinet, which makes it a steal, as the list price and the additional ARCS work mean it represents a saving of £1200 !

Reference Davis

ARCS Buffet Vintage B flat   £2300

In very good condition this instrument was originally sold by us and has been  well maintained and has the latest Andrew Roberts Clarinet Service mk5 pads . The top joint had cracked some years ago which has been successfully repaired, it also has a Kooiman Etude 3 thumbrest at present but an original adjustable thumbrest can be retro fitted if requested.

Buffet Vintage B flat

Reference Mason

Buffet Festival A clarinet with full ARCS overhaul £2550 ono

Previously owned by a top London professional this instrument is in excellent condition and has been given the ARCS upgrade with MK5 pads. With two barrels and a double case and case cover this will be an excellent choice for anyone needing a great quality A at a reasonable price

Reference Woodcock

ARCS Buffet Festival A


Karl Hammerschmidt was one of the iconic clarinet makers of the 20th century.  This is a handmade instrument which may date from the 1960’s.  If you like the idea of a clarinet which plays with something approaching the “authentic Viennese sound” but is a Boehm system instrument then perhaps this is the clarinet for you.  The instrument has been worked on extensively by Andrew and is in excellent playing condition for an instrument of this age.


Reference Watts

Reduced price – Boosey & Hawkes 1010 B flat £600 SOLD!

An excellent condition 1010, wood and silver key work are both in excellent condition. No cracks, there are two barely visible filled holes where the thumb rest has  been moved.  ARCS has removed and custom made a new C#/G# tone hole, improving the quality of this note considerably and made adjustments to key-work.   This is a very free blowing 1010 it also has a bored out Vandoren B46 mouthpiece included. These instruments were the choice of most principal clarinetists during the period 50’s – 80’s and still command a cult following. It is offered in a good condition 1980’s Buffet case.


Reference Read

Buffet E11 £350 ono SOLD!

This instrument has had some small amounts of attention in the ARCS workshop and could be offered with the full overhaul subject to extra costs agreed in advance. The backpack case is in good if not perfect condition and there is a Buffet mouthpiece supplied with this instrument.

At half the price of a new model this intermediate instrument offer good value for money.

Buffet E11

Reference Bone

French made simple system clarinet in Bflat

Reduced price

£50 ono

No makers name on this ebonite instrument other than made in France stamp, will need some attention but priced to sell and case in  good condition

Reference Smith


Boosey & Hawkes Imperial Eflat clarinet £1200 

Available soon, awaiting the ARCS upgrade this Eflat is in good condition it has cracked  in the past but repaired in the ARCS workshop it will play to a very good standard and is good value for a rare instrument. Reference Baker

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