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J R LAFLEUR, LONDON & PARIS, PROFESSIONAL Eb CLARINET, 595

This is an extremely rare Lafleur London & Paris Eb clarinet. Just as early Boosey and Hawkes pre-war 1010's were stamped London and Paris, I have seen professional Lafleur clarinets similarly stamped. I am not sure of the history of the Lafleur brand, but prior to their amalgamation into the Boosey and Hawkes group, they did seem to manufacture fine instruments. After their take over the Lafleur stamp seems to have been put on only poorer student models made by Boosey & Hawkes.
The wood condition overall is very fine, with only minor surface marks. There are NO cracks or repairs. The Nickel silver plate shows some tarnish and wear, it is about 65%. Please see the photos This Eb has just had a complete overhaul in double bladder fish skin pads and is sold with our 1 year warranty. The m'piece is the original, on a Chedeville blank, just relayed by Ramon Wodkowski to approximate Vandoren 5RV Lyre dimensions. The case is the original, in good condition.