Noblet, Artist C Clarinet
This is a Noblet Artist C Clarinet, made by Leblanc, in very good condition which is a commission sale. This instrument is the professional Artist model 50 Noblet clarinet, with all parts made of finest unstained Grenadilla wood, unlike some of the cheaper models in the Noblet range.The matching serial nos. are B40725, the wood has no cracks or repairs, though there is one tiny chip to the top of the upper joint, see photo 11. . The bore, in common with all other Leblanc made C clarinets, is 14.50mm. The instrument is compatible with all French bore m'pieces, which means that usually the player can use the same m'piece they play on their Bb.
The pads are predominantly used fish skin which are in good condition, with no excessive wear and will be good for many months. The case is good used condition. In summation, this is a C with a warm tone and excellent intonation, which would match well with the finest French instruments currently available.