Noblet, Artist, C Clarinet
This is a Noblet Artist C Clarinet, made by Leblanc, in very good condition. 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 B 68667 the wood has no cracks or repairs, though there is scratch to the bell [see photo 9]. 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 tan leather, which are in good condition, with some brand new, as the instrument has been down to our workshop for a partial service and regulation.
The nickel plating shows no wear, though there is a patina natural to the age of the clarinet. The case is good used condition, as is the Noblet m'piece. In summation; this is a C with a warm tone and excellent intonation, which would match well with the finest French instruments currently available.