Selmer Privilège EVOLUTION★ A Clarinet


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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. Additionally, most notes do not require corrective fingerings to be tuned, and extra correction keys are not necessary for notes in the low register (E and F).

The 2nd Generation Privilege clarinet was released in 2014. The new Privilege clarinet implemented a few minor design revisions based on player feedback from the 1st generation Privilege clarinet. The new model has a slightly more refined bore (.574″ vs the 1st gen .575″) as well as a few minor key revisions and pad changes. The end result is the 2nd Generation Selmer Paris Privilege clarinet and one of the finest clarinets ever made.

Privilège A Clarinet

Boehm system – E flat lever

Silver plated (AO)

Key : A

Bore diameter:14.60 mm/ 0.574 inch

Delivered with two barrels (conical bore): 65.5 & 66.5 mm common to B-flat and A.

Bore: 15mm.

System : Standard Boehm N°1B (17 Keys, 6 Rings) Left hand Eb lever

Barrels, body joints and bell: Grenadilla wood

Keywork : Silver plated Nickel Silver Metal tenon sockets (male + female)

White leather pads with metal booster in the low register.

White Gore-Tex pads for remaining body except 12th key with cork

Blue steel springs

Rings: matte black chrome-plated

About the EVOLUTION★ system from Selmer:

Henri SELMER Paris is proud to present EVOLUTION★, a new system available on all our professional B-flat and A clarinets. This innovation combines a new generation resin into the wood, allowing better stability and longevity of the instrument, all while preserving the acoustic qualities of a wooden clarinet.
The interior diameter of the upper joint is enlarged, only on the upper half, to combine the resin. The final boring is then done in a traditional way – by hand and with our same tools. The resin used is a new patented resin. It is from a biomass that does not contain bisphenol A (BPA). BPA has been substituted with molecules derived from biomass.

Scientific studies along with blind acoustic tests demonstrated that there is no notable difference in sound between traditional clarinets and EVOLUTION★ system clarinets.

The thermal conductivity characteristics of the resin are superior to those of ebony, and the acoustic trials done at the Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris confirmed it: clarinets equipped with the EVOLUTION★ system heat up more quickly and efficiently, so you can begin tuning faster.

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