Praised for its great flexibility and consistency, the Selmer Privilège A Clarinets have evolved, offering refined aesthetics, ergonomics and tuning. This is a very nice, clean condition pre-owned example of these beautiful sounding A Clarinets. This is one of the very latest 'Evolution' models which is a system Selmer are now rolling out across their whole professional range.
The EVOLUTION System Explained
This combines wood and resin in the internal lining of the top bore to help resistance to cracks. This system has been developed and tested with players across the world in various climates.
The EVOLUTION system sees the interior diameter of the top joint (upper half only) enlarged in the production process, this allows for the insertion/combining of the resin into the internal bore design. This patented resin (produced from a biomass) helps seal the instrument and prevents the infiltration of humidity into the wood fibres. The shaping of the bore is still done by hand and using traditional processes.
So does this affect how it plays? The short answer seems to be no. A combination of scientific studies and blind testing demonstrate that there is no notable difference in the sound with the EVOLUTION system in place. In fact, the thermal conductivity characteristics of the resin are superior to those of ebony, and the acoustic trials done in Paris confirmed the EVOLUTION system clarinets heat up more quickly and efficiently so you can reach optimal tuning zones sooner.
The Privilège Model
This pre-owned Privilège A Clarinet features ergonomically redesigned keywork, including a new key shape and orientation for the right and left little fingers, and an improved mechanical response are among the developments that facilitate the clarinetist’s easy switch to the Privilège.
The Privilège clarinets are exceptionally consistent in tuning, blending easily with other instruments in all acoustic settings including symphony, opera, large ensemble, chamber and in the studio.The perfectly balanced throat tone area (E, F, F#, G) really shines, making the Privilège extremely consistent over the entire range of the instrument.
We have a variety of testing environments instore for customers to experience and enjoy. Our range of testing rooms are available to pre-book and we can even reserve stock in advance so if you're making a jouney to see us we can be prepared to make it a special experience for you.
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