Boosey & Hawkes originated from the 1930 merger between two great family businesses, Boosey & Company founded in the 1760s, and Hawkes & Son founded in 1865. Both were involved in music publishing and the manufacture of musical instruments. From 1930 the merged company continued this twin business activity for many decades until 2003 when the instrument division was sold, leaving Boosey & Hawkes focusing solely on music publishing.
The instruments made during the companies merger are still highly regarded for their quality and sound. The Regent clarinet is one of Boosey and Hawkes starter plastic model instruments, yet despite it being older than some other clarinets on the market is an excellent quality instrument to invest in for a beginner to the clarinet. This clarinet has been fully serviced.
This model is also available to rent through our rental scheme. Please enquire in store for more details.