Clarinet

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Prologue
The student instrument
Présence
The perfect match between richness and roundness of sound, with ease!

Texte Clarinette

Henri SELMER Paris is extending its range of clarinets and presents, under the brand SeleS, a new ebony Bb student clarinet named Prologue.
The Prologue clarinet is enriched with the experience and ingenuity of Henri SELMER Paris through the company’s history of conception and fabrication of clarinets of quality, recognised throughout the world.
Light and easy to play, the Prologue clarinet offers immediate comfort.
With ergonomic keywork specially designed for clarinettists of all levels that enables a natural and rapid adaptation to the instrument.
Ease of response and emission is ensured through its specifically designed bore, as well as enormous flexibility across all registers of the instrument and homogeneity of sound from top to bottom.
Our acoustic research has allowed for an optimisation of the instrument’s intonation, which puts the Prologue in a remarkable position in its category.
The Prologue clarinet is available in Bb.
The instrument is also available with an optional Eb lever.

 

NEW SILVER-PLATING PROCESS
The keywork silver-plating of the Prologue clarinet is obtained through a new technology different from the one used for other Henri SELMER Paris clarinet models.
It is specially adapted for student range instruments. A coat of protective product is affixed onto the silver-plating making it more resistant to oxidation and scratches.
Your clarinet does not require any special maintenance regarding the keywork.
In order to clean the keys, just use a plain microfiber cloth.
Avoid using abrasive products for cleaning the keys.

• key: Bb
• pitch: 440 - 442 Hz
• silver-plated keywork
• adjustable thumb rest with ring
• Valentino pads
• bell ring made of high strength elastomer
• optional Eb lever
• Henri SELMER Paris “Focus” mouthpiece
• Prologue case

Henri SELMER Paris unveils, under the new brand SeleS, a never before seen clarinet called Présence.

Thanks to its innovative bore design, this clarinet has unique acoustic qualities that provide ease of emission, exceptional homogeneity and above all an instrument that is easy to play.

The sound of the Présence clarinet is a mix of harmonic richness, and timbre; essential characteristics to the instrument. Also, the research done on the position and size of the tone holes has given this clarinet unrivalled intonation.

Specially designed keys, as well as new key orientations and positions, provide unmatched mechanical precision and response combined with player comfort.

Présence clarinets are available in B-flat and A with two keywork finishes available: silver and nickel. An E-flat lever is also available as an option.

 

The grenadilla wood is selected, delicately worked, naturally treated, lacquered and waterproofed for a protection and finish at the top of its class. This clarinet comes equipped with Valentino pads, preferred by many clarinetists and recommended by experienced repairers for their seal, stability and durability.

  • Key: B-flat and A
  • Tuning: 440-442 Hz
  • Barrel: 66,5 mm
  • Keywork: silver-plated or nickel silver
  • Adjustable thumb rest
  • Valentino pads
  • Optional E-flat lever
  • Henri SELMER Paris hard rubber mouthpiece
  • SeleS case