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This is a G. Leblanc, Paris, BBb Curved Contrabass clarinet, model 340 in metal, range to low C. This model is commonly known as the "paperclip". The instrument is a commission sale for C D, and has had one careful amateur owner from new. This instrument is in excellent condition, with no dents or damage. It was manufactured as Leblanc's top of the range professional model. The body is Nickel Silver, and shows a fine finish, with no wear. The Nickel plated keywork is in very good condition throughout. The matching serial nos. on all pieces are 2377, which probably dates to 1975. We have just thoroughly checked over the instrument, and all touch corks and regulation has been adjusted as necessary. The pads are in good condition throughout, with many months of play left in them. The mouthpiece, is the original Leblanc, in good condition. The original case is also in very good used condition, the latches are all sound, and the interior lining shows only slight stains.