Leblanc, Paris, Alto Clarinet
This Leblanc, Paris, professional model, Grenadilla wood Alto Clarinet is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The condition of the German Silver key work is excellent throughout. The crook is in good condition, with no dings or dents. The bell has only few light scratches, it is also in very good condition. There is an old pinned, glued crack repair to the upper joint, [see photos 5 & 6]. We have checked for seal in our workshop, as this instrument is a commission sale, and all is well with the repair, the crack does not go through to the bore. The matching serial numbers are 6002, which probably dates to the early 1960s. The used tan leather pads are in good condition throughout. The mouthpiece is a Yamaha 4C in excellent condition. There is a floor spike supplied which is of the longest possible length to fit inside the original case, which is in good used condition. There is also a sling hook, and for the majority of players this proves the easiest way to play an Alto.