Clarinet - Gorgeous Rosewood LeBlanc Opus (not grenadilla!)

Instrument
Clarinet listing typeFor Sale
Instrument number33598
Clarinet listedbefore 2016
Price (US Dollars)$3500 or best offer

Description: Clarinet - Gorgeous Rosewood LeBlanc Opus (not grenadilla!)

I've decided, after much debate, to sell my incredible rosewood Opus...It's an incredible instrument, but I'm so used to my other LeBlanc (Infinite) that I find myself playing it more, and I do NOT want this clarinet to sit unplayed... read on!
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The LeBlanc Opus clarinet has, for fifteen years, been quite possibly the world's finest professional model production clarinet. Endorsed heavily by such international clarinet superstars as Larry Combs (principal clarinet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and Ricardo Morales (former principal of the Met Orchestra, now principal in Philadelphia; who also happened to have been my clarinet teacher during my undergrad at Juilliard and helped design this horn), this clarinet outperforms any Buffet, any day. The tuning is superb, and the sound you can get from these instruments is incredible.

In 2000, LeBlanc decided to take their flagship Opus one step further, and began to manufacture a model in hand-selected Honduran rosewood. After a few introductory market tests, the model name was changed to "Symphonie VII", to avoid confusion with the grenadilla Opus, and establish it as a seperate model in its own right. There were very few of the rosewood models made with the Opus branding, so this is a very, very rare find. Most of them were custom made for clarinetists in the major symphony orchestras, and weren't widely released to the market.

The model was discontinued in 2004, and the last listed price was $6,365. (Which can be seen at gleblanc.com/value/value.pdf )

The instrument is currently going a total overhaul, with new hand-beveled cork pads on the upper joint, a full oil treatment of the body, and hand-polishing of the silver mechanism.

Asking $3,500...but the price is negotiable. Email me, because I'm sure this won't last long!

 
  

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