Featured Clarinet--Selmer Presence Bb Clarinet: Serial R038xx

I am the newest member of the Selmer Paris family and I'm called the Presence. Some people consider me to be on the cutting edge of clarinet bore design as I have been compared to the highest level of clarinet models that Selmer has to offer. This is an amazing accomplishment in my design!

I have a smooth and even tone across all registered and can be played with the utmost of ease. My rounded silver-plated keys allow your fingers to move quickly and easily. The tone hole size and placement allow for impeccable intonation. This will rival most clarinet models from any manufacturer. I come standard with Valentino pads, which are preferred by many clarinetists and repair technicians because they seal, are stable and durable. Watch this amazing video of me being performed on! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iraQnsqGMqo

For more information click -> Selmer Presence Bb Clarinet

 

Featured Clarinet--Buffet RC Prestige Bb Clarinet: Serial 686XXX

Are you looking for a warm, centered and velvety clarinet sound? Do you want a clarinet that has the ability to keep up with demanding clarinet repertoire? Then look no further than ME! I'm different than the typical Buffet R13 or Festival because I have a different bore. I'm versatile by design: I can project through an orchestra, play in tune exceptionally well and play delicately in a chamber music setting. I was hand-selected by Richie Hawley and have received exquisite reviews by prominent orchestral players in Cincinnati, Washington D.C. and Dallas.

My clarinet repair friends have taken exceptional care of me. They treated me to a repair spa day with upgraded key silencers, select pads and lots of key fitting. I'm in the best shape of my short 3 year life. I've toured the country at MMI's clarinet day events but I'm ready to find my next playing partner. Take me home for a trial and let me show you how your clarinet playing can be elevated to the next level!

For more information:  https://www.mmimports.com/product/used-rc-prestige-bb-clarinet-679961-9-18-17/

Featured Oboe--Demo Loree Royal Oboe #UH52

Bonjour Mes Amis and hello! I was born in Paris in 2017, hand made by the wonderful people at F. Loree. As a Royal Loree oboe, I am known for my big rich sound, flexibility, and unmatched projection. My type is the most popular orchestral instrument in the United States…Incroyable!

I came over from Paris to the wonderful oboists here at Midwest Musical Imports. I have spent most of my time as an ambassador of my kind traveling to various double reed events and exhibitions. I am what we know as a ‘demo’ instrument. I have never been owned by anyone other than Midwest but I’m now retired from the touring life and ready to find my forever home. The technicians here have taken spectacular care of me and I’m basically brand new. I’m ready for trials so why not give me a play?

For more information: https://www.mmimports.com/product/loree-regular-royal-uhxx-demo-instrument/

Featured Saxophone--NEW Yamaha YAS-62III Alto Saxophone

I was brought to life in 2018 and like all my brothers and sisters, I went through our repair shop after arriving at Midwest Musical Imports for a thorough checkup. I’m happy to report that I received a clean bill of health. Yay! I am considered to be one of the most affordable and consistent instruments Yamaha has ever produced and some players even prefer me over the more expensive models. 🙂  Versatility is my middle name and I feel equally comfortable playing Classical, Jazz or anything else!

I’ve received some upgrades in recent years and I would love to share them with you. For starters, my new 62 style neck provides a faster response and greater control. Yamaha has also given me a bit of a makeover with some beautiful hand engraving on my bell. Finally!! I would love to become a part of your family and I come in a very nice semi-hard case with backpack straps so you can comfortably take me wherever you go.

For more information: https://www.mmimports.com/product/yamaha-yas-62iii-alto-saxophone/

Featured Bassoon of the Week--Fox 680 #56XXX

I’m just a young whippersnapper at only 5 years old!  My physical health has been given an A+ after my recent checkup with the bassoon doctor and I’m ready to run my next scale and etude practice marathon.   I have a powerful voice that projects very well, yet still I’m quite flexible.  If you are looking for a partner to help you keep up with the levels of the trombones and trumpets in group settings, I’m the one for you! I also have an Ab-Bb trill key for pesky passages in the Ravel Piano Concerto or the Mozart Bassoon Concerto. My right hand Eb trill key will make trilling your next favorite activity after scale and etude marathons! 😉

My dream match is a new Fox B2 bocal--I know we would make the perfect pair!! (I also really like matching with a Heckel bocal!)  Are you ready for your next bassoon marathon?  Take me home and let me show you how I can make your bassoon playing so much more enjoyable and fun! (And if you do, ask Nick to send one of my preferred bocals, too!)

For more information and photos:  https://www.mmimports.com/product/used-fox-680-56xxx-bassoon/

Featured Clarinet of the Week--Yamaha SEVR (NEW) (Bb)

I was born in 2018 and have traveled far and wide refining my skills as a clarinet. I was professionally setup at the Yamaha artillery in California and was hand-selected at the 2018 Midwest Clinic in Chicago.  The fine folks at MMI have taken me in and introduced me to wonderful new people, but I'm still looking for my forever home.

I sparkle with all silver keys and travel well with a compact case and cover. I have been described as having a warm and centered tone, similar to a Buffet Festival. I might not be most clarinetists first choice, but I am must try. You will be amazed at how easy I am to play and you will enjoy my ability to stay in tune!  Will you take me home on trial?

For more information and photos: https://www.mmimports.com/product/yamaha-custom-v-series-sevr-bb-clarinet/

Featured Oboe of the Week--Fox Maple Sayen

Fox Maple Sayen (NEW)

I was born in South Whitley, IN and the first maple Fox oboe of my type made its debut at the IDRS conference in 2018!  I’m made entirely of maple with a liner in both the top and bottom joints to prevent cracking.  If you prefer an oboe that feels light in your hands, I’m perfect for you!  I will help eliminate any wrist pain or stress caused by the weight of the oboe.  Let me lighten your load!  I’m very flexible, versatile, and perfect for chamber music, solo literature or orchestral playing.  I’m so excited to be part of the new oboe line up at Midwest Musical Imports!  I would love it if you were to take me on an oboe trial to see what a perfect duo we can be.  Bonus, I’m a lovely red color that will be admired every time you play me!

For more information and photos: https://www.mmimports.com/product/fox-maple-sayen-oboe/

Featured Bassoon of the Week--Fox 201 #19XXX

Fox 201 #19XXX

I was born in 1993 and am looking for my new home!  I would make a great addition for anyone looking to upgrade from a Fox Renard bassoon.  If you like ease of articulation and lots of flexibility, then I am the right bassoon for you!  I just had a full service done in the repair shop, and I’m paired well with a Heckel CC2 bocal.  I don’t come with a lot of extra keywork, but I do have a nifty low C plate that will make low register playing extremely fun! I really enjoy it when you practice, so please don’t leave me alone for very long in my case.  Will you help me find my forever home?

For more information and photos:  https://www.mmimports.com/product/used-fox-201-19xxx/