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 B46888. The wood has no cracks or repairs, though there are several deep scratches to the exterior rim of the lower joint tenon [see photo 4]. 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 clarinet has just had a complete overhaul in fish skin pads in our workshop, and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The nickel plating shows no wear, apart from some slight wear to the thumb bush, the general plating condition is excellent throughout. The case is a Yamaha Bb case in 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.