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This is a Noblet 45 C Clarinet, made by Leblanc, in very good condition. This instrument was one of the last C clarinets made by Leblanc before their factory was sold to Buffet in 2009. The model 45 was the last incarnation of the professional Artist model Noblet clarinet. The tuning and response are excellent.
The matching serial nos. are B88726, the wood has no cracks or repairs, though there are some scuffs to the outer edge of the bottom tenon of the lower joint. The Nickel plate throughout is in very good condition, with only one patch of wear to the throat G# key, see photo 6. All Pisoni white leather pads and corks are in good condition. This clarinet was made entirely from Grenadilla wood, including the barrel, unlike some of the cheaper models in the Noblet range. It also features the later model adjustable thumb rest. The bore, in common with all other Leblanc made C clarinets, is 14.50mm. The instrument tunes exceptionally well with the supplied Leblanc K10M m'piece. The case is the original with some wear to the handle, it latches and protects the instrument well.