"Signature" is a unique and unrivalled concept. The intonation, a fair compromise between roundness and presence, is a subtle mix of smoothness and energy. A wide dynamic range facilitates pianissimo and unsaturated fortissimo, with a perfectly homogeneous tone over the various registers.
The centred and easy emission provides a high level control. The tuning is perfectly balanced thanks to its higher toneholes.
Henri SELMER Paris started manufacturing clarinets in the 19th century (Place Dancourt, Paris) and since then has acquired a great reputation in the professional world.
This traditional know-how has been passed down from generation to generation in the Mantes-la-Ville manufacture, which has succeeded in combining innovation and tradition.
Today, a Selmer clarinet consists of 450 parts and requires a high level of craftsmanship.