Leblanc, Vito, ContraBass Clarinet
This is a Vito BBb Contrabass clarinet, model 7182, range to low Eb. This instrument was sold by us several years ago to a young professional who used it for sessions and in orchestras, he has now up-graded to a Leblanc metal Contra. The instrument is made from Resotone plastic, with a wood effect finish. It has a key lay out ideal for the beginning contrabass player. The design has a double register key, and also features balanced key action. The bore is 30mm & the S/N 5639B. The Nickel plated keywork is in very good condition with no wear. Similarly the crook and bell are also in fine condition. The Contra has excellent condition leather pads throughout. It has just been down to our workshop for a partial service and regulation. When we originally sold this clarinet there was a crack to the lower joint which we filled, sealed, pinned, and lined internally, to make sure the repair was absolutely airtight and secure. This repair has stood the test of time, as there have been no issues with the instrument despite much use. There are two supplied mouthpieces, an ebonite Leblanc professional model, and a new Fobes Debut. The original case is also in good used condition, the latches are all sound, as is the interior finish, however there are some tears to the outer case covering fabric. The last owner fitted some wheels to the bottom of the case to aid transportation. Due to the large size and weight of this BBb, [the case measures 175, by 28, by 18 cms] it is difficult to courier this clarinet abroad. For this reason the listing states "collection only". The cost to courier in the UK starts from £60, but will vary depending on the exact location of the buyer. Please contact us via our contacts page to discuss delivery options. The cost to courier abroad starts from £110.
The UK new list price for this instrument is in excess of £6500.