Pre Owned Instruments

New pre owned stock fresh from the workshop!

ARCS Leblanc Opus 11 A £3200 ono

A rare chance to own an outstanding A clarinet. The original Opus 11 A has been greatly improved by the ARCS workshop and is now one of the best A clarinets you can find! It is fitted with the Kooiman Etude 3 thumbrest but can be supplied with a standard adjustable on request. Supplied with the original 66 & 65mm barrels and the original Leblanc double case, there is an option to upgrade the case to a BAM trekking double case. These instruments in this condition are extremely rare so don’t hang around if you want one of the best A clarinets ever made!

Buffet R13 Prestige B-flat clarinet £2400 ono

Bought new in Dec 2016, overhauled by ARCS in 2019. Cosmetic wear on the F-tone hole and register key. Plays super smoothly and good intonation. Sold including Bam Trekking double case

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Leblanc E-flat £1800 ono

This Eflat plays perfectly and has no cracks or splits

G Leblanc Eflat clarinet, wooden body and silver plated keys.

The serial No is 48055 which dates it to 1978.

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Buffet R13 A clarinet customised by Rene Hagmann £2400 ono

Just in from one of our international customers in Switzerland and Principal Clarinet of the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra Michael Reid. Mike has had custom work by Rene Hagmann, including vented low F and additional ring for the corrected C#/G# key, this clarinet has had very little use and is below the cost of a new instrument without the additional work.

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Pair of Boosey & Hawkes Imperial Clarinets B-flat /A £1200 ono

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This pair of Imperial clarinets have had little use for the last 6 years and are in very good condition for their age, some small wear to the Bflat silver plating as can be seen in the photo below

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Buffet R13 E-flat clarinet £1500 or £1900 with Andrew Roberts Clarinet Service overhaul

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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!

Buffet Festival A clarinet with full ARCS overhaul £2800 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

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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.

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Boosey & Hawkes Imperial E-flat clarinet £1200 (Out on approval)

This Eflat is in good condition it has cracked in the past but now repaired in the ARCS workshop it will play to a very good standard and is good value for a rare instrument. 

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