Leblanc, Paris, A Clarinet OUT ON APPROVAL
A very fine early G Leblanc, Paris, A clarinet. George Leblanc organised G Leblanc & Cie as an experimental laboratory for woodwind acoustic research shortly after the end of WW1. Leblanc quickly gained a fine reputation, which made them rival both Buffet and Selmer as a major French manufacturer.
From the key work design and early logo, it would appear that this clarinet dates from the 1920s. The response and intonation are excellent, at this stage Leblanc made only top professional clarinets. This instrument plays well with standard Vandoren m'pieces, and most other traditional French bore m'piece types, but not Vandoren 13 series, or Zinner blank m'pieces. It will pair well with any of the Bb instruments made by Buffet, Selmer, Yamaha or Leblanc.
We have just fully re-padded the clarinet with fish skin pads, though the C#/G# pad is leather because of the tone hole design, and it comes with our 1 year warranty. There are no cracks or damage, just minor marks to the wood surface. The German Silver key work is excellent throughout.The supplied double case is a brand new Rosetti of back pack type.