BASS CLARINETSKing Marigaux Professional Model Bass Clarinet 1960s
King Marigaux - Paris Bass Clarinet made in France. Grenadilla wood with a beautiful woodgrain, silver/nickel plated Keywork Bell and Neck. Horn just serviced has a beautiful voice with a rich deep sound. Intonation is very good. There are 2 models of King/SML Bass Clarinets designed, model King/Lemaire was the name used for the intermediate line and the Flagship King/Marigaux was the name used for the professional line higher Level Model. Very well crafted Bass Clarinet with a Excellent reputation of french craftsmanship. SML or Strasser Marigaux & Lemaire was founded in 1934 by three partners: Charles Strasser, a businessman who was born in Switzerland; Marigaux, an instrument maker who trained at Buffet-Crampon, where his father was "premier ouvrier", and Lemaire. After the death of Lemaire many years ago, Strasser and Marigaux bought their partner's shares and the company became known as "Strasser-Marigaux". Marigaux died in the early 1970s, leaving Strasser the sole owner of the company. Strasser then sold SML (it continues to use these initials) to a holding company Strasser-Marigaux S.A.
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