Matched Pair of Leblanc LL Clarinets
These are a good condition matched pair of enhanced Boehm 7 ring Leblanc LL clarinets, which are a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. These instruments feature all the "bells and whistles" [excepting a low Eb] which makes them almost Full Boehm, i.e. fork Eb/Bb, LH Ab/Eb, & articulated C#/G#. The Leblanc LL, was named after Leon Leblanc, George's son. The design features an exceptionally even scale and intonation, and though introduced in the 1960s, was so successful that the model continued in manufacture right up until when the firm was sold to Buffet in 2009.
The Bb clarinet has matching serial nos. 36405, The Nickel Silver plate is in good condition, with only slight wear, mainly to the ring fingers and throat G# key. The wood is also in very good condition, but there is one pinned sealed crack to the upper joint, which runs through the LH pillar of the register key. It does not go through a tone hole, nor into the bore. The instrument has used tan leather pads throughout, all are sealing well. The A has matching serial nos. 37671, again the Nickel Silver plate shows only slight wear. The wood is very fine, with no cracks or repairs. Like the Bb the instrument has Pisoni Tan leather pads, which are only lightly used. The pair comes with 2 barrels & the supplied m'piece is a Vandoren 5RV Lyre in good used condition. The Buffet Prestige double case is in very good condition.