A rare, good condition Noblet, Paris France, Artist Plateau B flat clarinet.
This is an entry level professional model Noblet, with a
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 Silver plated, is in excellent condition,
with no wear to the touchpieces.
The wood throughout is in very good condition, with only minor scuffs and one chip
to the bottom of the upper joint tenon edge, see photo 3. This is cosmetic only,
and has no effect on the response, it is also completely hidden when the instrument is assembled.
The clarinet has just been overhauled in
Premium fish skin pads &
the instrument is sold with our full 1 year warranty.
The matching serial nos. are 93654, which make this a late example.
The modern case is in excellent condition, and comes with a carry strap.
The mouthpiece is a used Buffet in good condition.
This clarinet continued to be made 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".