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GEORGE LEBLANC, PARIS, LL C CLARINET, 1495

An extremely rare and fine G Leblanc LL C Clarinet, in excellent condition. Leon Leblanc was determined to bringing acoustical, mechanical, and musical improvements to the manufacture of woodwind instruments. Although Leblanc's instruments were almost entirely handmade, Leon Leblanc insisted that the craftsmen follow careful measurements. # "Music is an art, but it is still governed by the laws of science," he declared (Music Trades, July 1996). As a result, Leblanc instruments were more consistent than those that had come before. The company continued to strive for consistent quality, ease of playability, and mechanical innovation, throughout its history. The LL model, named for Leon, was, some feel, the pinnacle of this achievement.
The serial nos. are 49144, the wood has no cracks or repairs, and is in superb order throughout. The Silver plated keywork is also in fine condition throughout. All fish skin pads and corks are in very good condition. This instrument tunes exceptionally well, and demonstrates a surprisingly warm and even tone for a C clarinet. The supplied m'piece is a very good condition Vandoren 11.6 in ebonite. The case is the original and comes with the key.