Noblet, Plateau, B Flat Clarinet
A very good condition Noblet, by Leblanc, Paris France, Plateau B flat clarinet. This is a model 40 Noblet, with a covered hole mechanism, i.e. plateau. Noblet was founded in 1750, which made them the oldest clarinet manufacturer in the world. All the key work, which is in Nickel Silver plate, is in good condition, with some very slight patches of wear, the worst of which is to the LH thumb ring touch piece. The wood throughout is in fine condition, with no cracks or repairs. The barrel is made of resin. The clarinet has just been fully overhauled in Pisoni Premium De-Luxe fish skin pads, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The wood has been oiled, and all touch and tenon corks replaced. A thumb rest with integral sling hook is fitted. The matching serial nos. are A40423, which make this example date to the 1990's. The case is in good condition, & the mouthpiece is a used Vandoren B45. This clarinet continued to be manufactured by Leblanc right up until they ceased manufacture in 2009. It was described by them as "specifically designed for the younger player, doubler or even the arthritic player who may have difficulty covering the standard open-tone-hole".