Leblanc, Paris, H Dynamic A Clarinet
This is a rare Leblanc H Dynamic A clarinet which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The last owner is the well known British Jazz player Adrian Cox, who bought this A as part of a pair, however Adrian plays Bb clarinet exclusively. 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 15.10mm, was the largest that Leblanc manufactured in an A Clarinet, and as the name H, for high, Dynamic suggests, it was made for the jazz market and competed with the Selmer Series 9. The intonation and response are the equal of the most expensive French instruments sold today. The A has matching serial nos. 54631 and has Silver plate in pristine condition. Though online Leblanc serial number lists are unreliable, this clarinet was likely made in the 1970'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 a Leblanc, in used condition. The case is a Yamaha in very good condition.