Pre Owned Instruments

Pre owned ARCS Leblanc Esprit bass clarinet to low E flat £2800 ono

This instrument benefitted from a recent upgrade to the ARCS specification and is now for sale due to a customers upgrade to a low C bass clarinet.

The wood is stunning and the keywork shows no sign of wear, the original case,BAM, is in excellent condition. This is probably the best example of this model in the UK and is an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t need a low C bass clarinet

Ref Hendra

Buffet R13 Eflat clarinet £1500 or £1900 with Andrew Roberts Clarinet Service overhaul

One of the “new” secondhand instruments, belonging to customers, include this Buffet E flat that has performed in many major symphony orchestras in the UK, as it is the property of  the recently retired Principal Clarinet of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. It is in need of some TLC but will be available with the option of a complete ARCS overhaul The price is £1500 or £1900 with the overhaul, recommended at this specially reduced cost!

Ref Banks


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


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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