Selmer USA CL301 Student Clarinet (Standard)
Composite .573 reamed bore, wood like finish, undercut tone holes, nickel plated keys, hard rubber mouthpiece Product Details
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Selmer USA Clarinets
Selmer understands the needs of student musicians. Thats why we make clarinets that start their careers in the right direction.
The internal bore design of the Selmer CL Series clarinets (models CL301, CL311, CL201, CL211) compares to many professional handmade clarinets. The use of carefully located tapers (conical) and straight (cylindrical) sections creates a smooth, consistent scale. Selmer CL Series clarinets enable musicians of all ages and abilities to produce a refined, resonant tone quality.
The shape of the Selmer CL Series clarinet bore results in an instrument in tune with itself. Play a low G, add the register key to produce the D a twelfth above and check the pitch of both notes; they should register as in tune. Do the same with low A and middle E, low Bb and middle F, low Bn and middle F#. Critical undercutting of the tone holes refines this tuning process and enhances a full, even sound over the entire range.
The Selmer CL Series makes playing the clarinet effortless. Key placement and size becomes very critical for young musicians. Small fingers can easily cover the profile and size of the CL301s ring keys. Ergonomic positioning of the left-hand little finger keys and throat A facilitates advanced technique. An adjustable right-hand thumb rest on models CL311 and CL211 allows for a personalized feel. Use of professional-style tapered pivot screws on all Selmer clarinets lends a light, positive action.
Model CL301 FIVE YEAR WARRANTY The new Conn-Selmer, Inc. warranty policy went into effect October 1, 2005 for Dealer purchases. Dealer instrument purchases prior to this date are covered under the warranty card shipped with that instrument.
If a customer does not have a warranty card, the warranty terms in effect for that item would be as of the purchase date for the end user. Conn-Selmer reserves the sole right to identify correct warranty terms.
General Limited Warranty Conn-Selmer, Inc. warrants that this instrument is free from defects in manufacturing, material and workmanship for five years. During the warranty period, and upon proof of purchase, Conn-Selmer will, at its option, either replace or repair a defective instrument or defective part should manufacturing defects become apparent during that time. Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is your exclusive remedy.
Cracking of natural wood instrument bodies on piccolos, double reeds and clarinets may occur due to environmental conditions and would most likely not be viewed as defective. However natural wood instrument bodies deemed defective will be repaired or replaced during the five-year warranty period.
This Warranty also gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
Always committed to serving the needs of students, music educators, amateurs, and professionals,
Selmer has grown steadily over the years, becoming the industry leader recognized for craftsmanship and quality.
Our story is both unique and fascinating. The Selmer family traces its roots back to the 18th century rural Lorraine region of France with Johannes Jacobus Zelmer.
Enlisting in the French army provided a means of moving families from the country to the city.
For three generations Zelmer men served in the same regiment, while the boys, too young to be soldiers, played in the band. Jean-Jacques Selmer (son of Johannes Jacobus), in addition to changing the spelling of the family name, ascended to the rank of drum major. The military afforded great opportunities for education and travel.
When Charles-Frederic Selmer (son of Jean-Jacques) died in 1878 he left sixteen children, five surviving to adulthood. Of these, Henri and Alexandre graduated from the Paris conservatory as accomplished clarinetists. Henri went on to perform in the famed Garde Republicaine band and the Opera Comique.
By the early 1900s Henri had opened shop at Place Dancourt in Paris to meet the demand for his handmade reeds and mouthpieces. Soon repair work and customizing led to the manufacturing of clarinets.
From 1895 to 1910, Alexandre Selmer served as principal clarinetist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. At the turn of the century, a small retail store was opened in New York City for selling the family wares. Selmer clarinets prospered after winning a gold medal at the Saint Louis exposition of the 1904 Worlds Fair.
In 1918 Alexandre returned to Paris to assist Henri in their growing family business, leaving an employee, George Bundy, the rights to distribute Selmer products in the United States.
The Selmer CL301 includes a hard rubber mouthpiece for a vibrant responsive tone that helps develop proper embouchure habits from an early age
- The medium .573" complex bore gives students a slight resistance that helps develop a well controlled even focused mature sound.
- Undercut tone holes offer students a smooth even scale with better control over intonation.
- Specially designed drop forged, nickel-silver keys are durable and resistant to bending.
- Built in the USA (Elkhart, Indiana), the Selmer CL301 has built a foundation of trust with educators around the world.
Welcome to Conn-Selmer, the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments and accessories.
The current company includes a portfolio of individual companies or brands that represent innovation,
entrepreneurship, and a focus on musical excellence. The Selmer Company,
which was comprised of brands such as Vincent Bach, Selmer, Emerson, Ludwig, Musser, and
Glaesel was a leader in American craftsmanship with operations based out of Elkhart, Indiana.
In 1995, Selmer took ownership in the Steinway Piano Company to create base of legendary brands
focused on the highest quality and reputation for musical performance and artistry.
In 1998, the Selmer Company and Steinway Musical became a publicly traded company
on the New York Stock Exchange
In 2002, the Selmer Company merged with United Musical Instruments
to form Conn-Selmer. Like the Selmer Company, United Musical Instruments
was built from brand legacies such as C.G. Conn, King, Benge, Armstrong, Artley,
and Scherl andamp; Roth. In 2005, the Conn-Selmer Company acquired the G.Leblanc Corporation.
This brought another family of brand names such as Leblanc, Vito, Holton, Martin, and Yanagisawa
into the largest US full-line manufacturer of band and orchestra instruments. In 2013,
Conn-Selmer and Steinway changed from public companies to private ones when Paulson andamp; Co became the new owner.
As the industry has evolved, Conn-Selmer has been focused on two fundamental bases
for each of these brands. The focus on US manufacturing and the highest quality standards
associated with this position can be seen in instruments produced in Elkhart, Indiana,
Cleveland, Ohio, Eastlake, Ohio, Monroe North Carolina, and LaGrange, Illinois.
An unwavering support for music education and advocacy for the arts can be seen
through leadership by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and the Conn-Selmer Division of Education.
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