Leblanc, Esprit, B Flat Clarinet OUT ON APPROVAL
OUT ON APPROVALA very good condition Leblanc Esprit Bb clarinet, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The current owner is a London based professional who bought this clarinet new in the 2000's and played it in various Youth Orchestras. Several stickers for which are on the case.
This clarinet was Leblanc's entry level professional wooden model, which features a polycylindrical bore design of 14.65mm. It was descibed by Leblanc as having a darker, and yet more flexible, sound than the slightly cheaper Sonata. It also features a separate post mounting for Ab/Eb. This model plays so well that it easily competes with a modern Buffet R13. This example has no damage or repairs to the wood, which is in excellent condition. The Silver plate key work is in very good condition, with no wear, though there is just very slight tarnish to the middle tenon ring, and LH F/C touchpiece. All pieces are original and having matching stamps.The instrument was last overhauled in tan leather pads, and has not been played since, all pads are in excellent condition. The matching serial nos. are 76060. The supplied m'piece is a student example in very good condition. The case is the original Leblanc, in fair condition, there are some stains and slight tears to the interior, as well as several stickers to the exterior.