Selmer Clarinet, used by Paquito D'Rivera

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by Henri Selmer in Paris, France around 1957 to 1958. It is a Boehm System clarinet in B-flay, “Centered Tone” model, serial #Q9851, made of granadilla with silver keys and rings. This clarinet is stamped:

DEPOSE [/] HENRI [/] SELMER [/] FRANCE [/] Centered [/] Tone

Cuban-born jazz clarinetist, Paquito D’Rivera acquired this clarinet in the late 1950s and continued to use it until he donated the clarinet to the museum in 2005.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1957-1958
user
D'Rivera, Paquito
maker
Selmer, Henri
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in; 72.39 cm x 7.9375 cm
cap: 2 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 6.35 cm x 2.8575 cm
clarinet: 22 5/8 in x 2 15/16 in; 57.4675 cm x 7.46125 cm
bell: 4 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
2005.0086.01
accession number
2005.0086
catalog number
2005.0086.01
Credit Line
Gift of Paquito D'Rivera
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Clarinets
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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