Leblanc, H Dynamic, B flat Clarinet
This is a Leblanc, Paris, H Dynamic Bb clarinet. The H Dynamic clarinet was made as a "top of the range" Leblanc, the specification includes: Offset trill keys, balanced key action, separate post mounted, C#/G# keys and Ab/Eb keys. Tapered tone holes and a cylindrical upper joint. The bore, at 15.00mm, was the largest that Leblanc manufactured in a Bb clarinet, and as the name H, for high, Dynamic suggests, it was made for the jazz market and competed with the Selmer Series 9. It was later badged the "Pete Fountain" model, and as such was often made with an articulated C#/G# key. The intonation and response are the equal of the most expensive French instruments sold today. This Bb has matching serial nos. 38474 and has Nickel Silver plate which does show wear throughout, particularly to the lowest RH rings. Though online Leblanc serial number lists are unreliable, this clarinet was likely made in the 1960's. The wood is in overall excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs. The instrument has been through our workshop for a complete overhaul in fish skin pads, and is sold with our 1 year warranty. The m'piece is an original 2L Leblanc, in used condition. In addition to the original Leblanc barrel, a longer B&H of 62.5mm is also supplied this barrel is of identical bore to clarinet. The case is a B&H in good condition.