Leblanc, Esprit, Bass Clarinet
This is an extremely fine Leblanc Esprit Bass Clarinet, of modern design and manufacture, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. This instrument has had only one careful adult owner, who now owns a low C Bass. The Esprit Bass was introduced in 2000, and sits above the Noblet Bass in the Leblanc line up. It competes directly with the Buffet Bass to low Eb, BC1180, which like the Leblanc has only a single overblowing vent. The Buffet currently retails new for over £5000. There are no cracks or damage to the wood, which is excellent throughout. The bell and crook are free from damage, with pristine Nickel plating. The key work is also in excellent condition, with no plating loss. This Bass responds excellently, almost as well as a Selmer with double over blowing vent. The Bass was last overhauled by Andrew Roberts, the well known Leblanc endorser, and expert, and his super pads are all in excellent condition. This Bass will be maintenance free for many years to come. There is a floor peg, the matching serial nos. are 17005, dating to the mid 2000s. The case is in very good used condition & the m'piece is a used Noblet.