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Amati ACL354S-O - C Clarinet

£1295.00
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Status No longer manufactured
Code GD7366
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Total Order Value £1,295.00
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Amati - Denak is a Czech company which manufactures fine European high quality woodwind and brass musical instruments. They have a skilled work force with a strong tradition and all the modern technology needed to manufacture quality band instruments.

Nice quality C Clarinet at good price. Wooden body affords better tone.

Specifications:

AMATI C Clarinet, boehm system standard model, 17 keys, 6 rings, bore 14.6mm (.575"), all Grenadilla wood, silver-plated keywork

Reviews

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2017-10-12

excellent quality, good price

Michael Purdue  -  2016-02-20

This is a really lovely C Clarinet, such a wonderful sweet sound, can also be dark with a different mouthpiece and reed set up. Throat notes don't go so weak either. Even tone, good tuning and beautiful keywork. I bought it to save transposing with friends with guitars, melodians etc. a bit of Folk, Pop maybe Church, but I'm sure it could play any genre well. I tried the E11 but this Amati is much better, I'm developing a real fondness for it.

John Peacock  -  2015-09-29

This is a fantastic instrument for the money. I got it having first tried the Buffet E11, bearing in mind that Buffet have experience of making C clarinets right up to the Prestige level. But actually the Amati is in a different league from the E11, even at close to half the price. The build quality is excellent: keywork action is smooth and nicely silver plated. The wood of the main body looks nice; although the bell is cocobolo (stained black). Anyway, the main point is that tuning is really not bad. Generally things are close to A=440 throughout, right up through the altissimo (although there's a short tuning barrel if you want 442). A hole bored in the bell raises the pitch of E/B, which are often very flat (they still are, but only slightly). There were a few odd notes that were quite sharp (such as throat Gsharp), but a little filler in the relevant holes easily tweaked those. About the only remaining problem was a flat altissmo F, but there are plenty of alternative fingerings for that. So in the end, I felt I had an instrument that was better in tune even than quality C clarinets that I've played, such as the Noblet, and very much better than the E11. You could splash out 5 times the price for a top professional C, but otherwise this Amati seems a great choice. I would add that Dawkes give a wonderful service in terms of sending out such instruments on trial (and, more importantly, efficiently reclaiming the ones you don't want).

Purchasing a first Instrument outright need not be an expensive risk with our buy-back scheme.
Return your Instrument in good condition within 6 months and we will refund 90% of the purchase price less the original VAT paid.
For a quick explanation, see our Buyback scheme video

Buyback Example

Your original purchase price: £1,295.00
We deduct the original VAT paid £-215.83
We make a charge of 10% £-107.92
Total Amount Refunded £971.25
Total Cost for 6 Months use £323.75
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