Vito, by Leblanc, Alto Clarinet
This is a near mint condition Leblanc Vito Alto Clarinet model 7165 in Resonite to low Eb. The only reason that it cannot be described as mint is that the fish skin pads are not all new, though they are only lightly used. The instrument is of fully plateau, i.e. covered hole, design, and has a bore of 18.0 mm. There are no cracks or damage to the body, which is in pristine condition throughout. For ease of manufacture, Leblanc Vito Bass clarinets and Alto clarinets are made in two pieces, in fact thereafter the central screw is tightened and they should be left assembled as one piece models. The crook and bell are in very fine condition with no dings scratches or other marks, it is rare to find a used Alto clarinet of this type in such a well cared for condition. The key work is nickel silver plated, and again this is in superb condition, with no wear. The matching serial numbers are 3166A. The case is in excellent condition and it protects the Alto well. There is a sling and the supplied m'piece is an upgrade to a Vandoren 5RV, again in fine condition. This Alto plays easily and is an ideal first Alto clarinet purchase, it is also excellent value, as this instrument retails new for over £3000.