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NOBLET ARTIST, by LEBLANC, PLATEAU B FLAT CLARINET, 1145

A rare very good condition Noblet, Artist, Paris France, Plateau B flat clarinet. This is a top of the range entry level professional model Noblet, with a covered hole mechanism, i.e. plateau.
Unlike some of the cheaper models in the range, this clarinet is made entirely from Grenadilla wood. All the key work, which is plated in Nickel Silver, is in very good condition, with only slight wear to 3 of the ring finger touchpieces, the plating is 95%. The wood throughout is in excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs. We have just overhauled the instrument in Pisoni Premium De-luxe fish skin pads, and the clarinet is sold with our full 1 year warranty. . The matching serial nos. are 51245. The case is new, and the mouthpiece is an excellent SML in ebonite, which tunes the clarinet very well. This clarinet continued to be manufactured by Leblanc right up until they ceased manufacture in 2009. It was described by them as "specifically designed for the younger player, doubler or even the arthritic player who may have difficulty covering the standard open-tone-hole".