Leblanc, Vito, Plateau Clarinet
A rare Leblanc Vito plateau mechanism Bb clarinet. This clarinet has just been taken in part exchange by ourselves against a professional model Noblet plateau. The clarinet shares the same playing characteristics as the standard 7214 model but features plateau keys specifically designed for the younger player, doubler, or even arthritic player who may have difficulty with a standard open hole clarinet. All pads and corks are in excellent condition, as it has been carefully maintained by its last adult owner, which is a major factor when investing in one of these type instruments: a full overhaul is not cheap. There is no damage to the Resonite wood effect body, this clarinet has been carefully used. The nickel silver plating is in pristine order throughout. The last owner took her Kooiman thumb rest off the instrument to fit to her new plateau, for this reason there are 2 unfilled thumb rest screw holes in the lower joint, and a standard thumb rest has been re-fitted. The matching serial nos. are 089017. The Vito case is in good used condition, as is the student model mouthpiece.