Leblanc, Paris, B Flat Clarinet
This is a Leblanc, Paris, Bb clarinet which probably dates to the early 1960's. The bore is of medium large size at 14.80mm. The clarinet is a commission sale.
The Bb has serial nos. 5957, and is in good condition for its' age. The German Silver key work shows a natural patina, and some wear mainly to the RH rings. There are no cracks or damage to the wood. The pads are all used fish skin, but show only moderate wear and are sealing well. All pieces are matching and original, including a fine Leblanc 1L m'piece, which has a small tip opening and medium lay. The case shows some exterior scuffs and some stains to the foam interior, it still latches well. The clarinet plays with a fine, full sound and good intonation. It would suit a player looking for a professional model on a budget.