Leblanc, Paris, B Flat Clarinet
A very good condition Leblanc Paris clarinet, which was Leblanc's top of the range professional model of the 1950s. This instrument features a dedicated Bb hole and register key hole, i.e. a split function register key. This allows for both holes to be correctly positioned & the combined result in an excellent throat Bb, and a superbly responding, and in tune, 2nd register, as the need to compromise on tone hole position is scrapped. Such a pity that Buffet only offer this mechanism on their Basset clarinet in A, and no other contemporary mainstream manufacturer does. If there is one innovation that all soprano clarinets would benefit from, it is this. The instrument has had a full re-pad in Pisoni Premium Deluxe fish skin pads and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. This Bb has matching serial nos. 2230, these serial numbers indicate that the clarinet was made in the 1950s, as online serial number lists for Leblanc are unreliable. The key work is in German Silver, and is in pristine condition. The unstained Grenadilla wood likewise is in very good condition throughout. The m'piece is a Vandoren B45, in good condition. The case is the original in good used condition, there is one tear to the interior lining, it still latches securely. This instrument represents outstanding value for money and plays evenly, and with excellent intonation across the range.