SELMER Privilège Bb Clarinet

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Discover the SELMER Privilege Bb Clarinet, developed with the expertise of Jérôme Verhaeghe, clarinetist at the Paris Opera, tailored for orchestral play. Its exceptional sound and meticulous finish make it the perfect choice for demanding musicians.

The SELMER Privilege clarinet is a superior quality instrument designed in collaboration with Jérôme Verhaeghe, principal clarinetist at the Paris Opera Orchestra, and Philippe Berrod, principal clarinet soloist of the Paris Orchestra. This partnership has resulted in an exceptional orchestral clarinet that is cherished by professional musicians worldwide.

One of the most notable features of the SELMER Privilege is its unique milling, which allows the instrument to quickly enter into vibration and offers excellent response. This clarinet is also renowned for its perfectly tuned lows, which possess an exceptional warmth. The pads of the SELMER Privilege are fitted with resonators, enhancing the high harmonics while maintaining a pure fundamental tone.

The keys of the SELMER Privilege have been redesigned with more generous shapes to improve ergonomics and the instrument's intonation. The key orientations for the right and left little fingers have also been modified to ease the clarinetist's adaptation to the Privilege. Moreover, the mechanical response of the SELMER Privilege has been enhanced for better playability.

The SELMER Privilege is exceptionally stable in pitch and adapts perfectly to all acoustics, whether for playing in opera, symphony, wind ensemble, chamber, or studio settings. This clarinet blends easily with other instruments and offers a perfectly tempered medium register (E, F, F#, G) that gains in brightness and timbre, making the Privilege an extremely homogeneous instrument across its entire range.

The raw ebony wood is carefully selected, then delicately worked to be naturally treated, varnished, and waterproofed for a high-end protection and finish. For the first time on clarinets, fine engravings adorn the keys and rings with stylized patterns. The matte black chrome rings blend into the ebony's hue, presenting a very sleek line to the clarinet. The finish is completed by the inlay of a 'S' in nickel silver, the legendary symbol of the brand created in 1885 by clarinetist Henri Selmer.

A new generation of cases accompanies the SELMER Privilege, offering better protection with new insulating materials and shock resistance. An optional cover is available to complete this stylish set.

In summary, the SELMER Privilege is an instrument of choice for demanding professional musicians. With its exceptional sound, great flexibility, pitch stability, and improved ergonomics, this clarinet is ideal for orchestral or solo play. While its price may seem high, the quality of the materials and the high-end finish make it a wise investment for professional musicians.