Description: Clarinet - WOW! LeBlanc Dynamic Professional Wood Clarinet Nice!
This is a Leblanc Dynamic professional clarinet, a first generation big bore (0.590") Dynamic model that dates to the 1950s. This is the horn that the current Pete Fountain "Big Easy" model evolved from. We don't know the specific year, but the serial number is 6904 and is the same on upper and lower joints.
This horn is truly in excellent condition; playable right out the case when you receive it. The keys have a decent shine to them and all retain their plating. A couple of keys have some light scratches as does the wood (due to normal use). There are no cracks in the wood nor are there any repaired cracks anywhere. The barrel is original; 66mm with a bit of a reverse taper to the bore. The rings are snug on all joints. The tenon corks are in excellent shape and do not need replacement. All double skin pads are in good condition with plenty of life left in them. The C#/G# key has a cork pad and the octave key has a leather covered cork. Key play is very minimal. All key corks are present. All keywork has been recently lubricated. The tenons are in very good condition with some wear due to 50+ years of assembly and dis-assembly. The tenon cap on the upper joint has a little ding.
We believe the case is original and in good mechanical condition but will not win any beauty contests. The springs in the latches still work and the original pouches are included. Mouthpiece is included upon request with this clarinet. The sound is very smooth, big and clear. It is very free-blowing. You don't have to fight this horn to get it to play. MSRP is $1295.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
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