Renne / Guy Renne HR
The Guy Renne clarinet I have is a good example of a Couesnon clarinet. I have liked all of the Couesnon stencil hard rubber clarinets. However, this one has too many screws that refuse to budge, plus one broken key. I have elected to just keep it for odd parts.
Bore LH joint top: 14.85mm
Bore RH joint bottom: 14.85mm This is a little wider than some of their wooden instruments, and not as wide as the Jean Cartier, which could also be by Couesnon.
Clear signs of Couesnon being the maker are:
- Single post for the left pinkie keys, which are pin-in-hole design.
- An indent under the right pinkie keys.
- Straight shape for the bridge key on both parts.
- The LH C#/G# tone hole has no bevelling like all the other tone holes that are closed with a pad.
- The throat tone A and G# keys are held with three posts, instead of four.
- There is no adjustment screw on the top of the G# throat tone key.