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NOBLET, by LEBLANC, PLATEAU B FLAT CLARINET, 1295

A rare, excellent condition Noblet Artist, Paris France, Plateau B flat clarinet. This is an entry level professional model Noblet, later given the designation model 50, 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 superb condition, with no wear at all to the touchpieces. The wood throughout is in good condition, with no cracks or repairs to the main pieces, there are only minor surface scuffs and marks. The clarinet has just been overhauled in fish skin pads, with the C#/G# key and throat notes in cork. The instrument is sold with our full 1 year warranty. The matching serial nos. are 59482. The case is a modern example in very good condition. The mouthpiece is a used Selmer C85 120 again in good condition. 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".