I know its shameless, but I'm in love with the Boosey& Hawkes 2-20 and i don't care who knows it! Have any of you folks tried one? They were made in England in the 70's (and possibly 80's) and are an extra large bore (.595-.600") Bb clarinet of good quality grenadilla wood with nickel plated keys.
The keywork was redesigned with input from famed English clarinetist Reginald Kell for comfort and ease of use and the instrument has a huge tone and good intonation! Best of all, they are readily available used on ebay for $60-120 on average and are easy to rebuild. I've sold these to Jazz musicians, in particular, from the US to Iceland to Europe and never had a complaint. I encourage you to pick one up, if you have the opportunity...
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