from Clarinets Direct?
times of rising costs it is all the more crucial to invest wisely in a good
quality instrument. One of the major advantages in purchasing a re-conditioned
clarinet as against a new clarinet, is value: For the same amount of money, or
less, you will be able to afford a much better instrument. This has the added
advantage of avoiding depreciation [ which is always heavy on a new clarinet] if
the time comes to sell.
we are a web based business, and do not have commercial premises with associated
costs, we are able to pass on substantial savings to our customers. Typically
our prices for reconditioned instruments are the same or lower than for the same
instrument bought used in un-refurbished condition from other dealers.
also a strong ecological argument for buying a refurbished clarinet: Wood stocks
are finite and under great pressure. Most of the cost of a new clarinet is bound
up in the labour and energy costs.
majority of our instruments are sold after a complete and thorough re-condition.
This often involves more than a full overhaul. Our aim is to bring the
instrument “back” as far as possible to the condition it was in when new. We
use only the finest pads: cork and Pisoni Premium Deluxe, in Double Bladder Fish
Skin, Tan or White leather.
commission sales instruments will have at least a check up in the workshop prior
other web based businesses can sell cheaply by sourcing new instruments directly
from the factory. However as they
tend to save costs by not employing technicians to check over the instruments
for faulty pads seating and the like, which occurs even with the most reputable
French makes, the instrument will often need a trip to a repairman before it
will play. In addition they will have not even seen, let alone play tested the
clarinet before they sell it. They will also sell with no warranty or
guarantees, other than other than the manufacturer’s 12 months guarantee
against splitting wood.
quality instrument is a major purchase. You could gamble on buying fom a private
individual, selling as seen, who may not have the expertise to correctly assess
the faults in the instrument they are selling, or who may deliberately
misrepresent their instrument, secure in the knowledge that there will be no
repercussion in the event of a dissatisfied purchaser. Even if the clarinet is
structurally sound there are often hidden costs: It will probably need, or
shortly need, re-padding or other work.
our instruments with “brand new” m’pieces or good condition, sanitised
used examples. Our descriptions are clear and accurate on these important
details. In addition with Clarinets Direct there is always an approval period on
all sales, commission, as well as our own instruments. We rely on our reputation
and on our satisfied clients. The quality of service we deliver has seen the
business grow over the last 5 years to one of the largest web based used
Direct makes a point of only handling fine quality instruments. We will not deal
in [until such time as quality control and build improves] Chinese made or
sourced products. NB Many dealers are now selling such instruments, often under