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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000346.txt from 2002/02

From: CBA <clarinet10001@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] LeBlanc Eternite
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 14:04:58 -0500

The Eternite is a model discontinued, since Leblanc
had SO many models. It was an intermediate horn, about
the level of an upper line Noblet Normandy. Leblanc
discontinued the one with the lesser known name out of
the two (Eternite instead of Normandy...which one is
more recognizable to the market?)

If you are going to spend that kind of money on an
instrument that's new, you might want to look at the
Sonata model of Leblanc also. The Eternite wasn't my
favorite of their line, as the "youthful" tone they
talked about was thinner than a professional model.

Kelly Abraham
Woodwinds - New York City
--- Donna Higgins <donna@-----.com> wrote:
> As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm looking to
> upgrade my A
> clarinet. Tomorrow afternoon I'm driving down to
> the big Chuck Levin's
> store near D.C. to try out some instruments. The
> person I spoke with on
> the telephone this morning said they had several new
> LeBlanc Eternite A
> clarinets, with leather double case, for $975 a
> piece. The explanation
> was that they had purchased some inventory very
> cheaply at a bankruptcy
> sale, hence the low sale price.
>
> This is setting off my "if it sounds too good to be
> true, it probably
> is" alarm, but perhaps I'm being paranoid. How long
> ago did LeBlanc
> stop selling the Eternite? (And yes, I searched the
> klarinet archives,
> and Googled on "Eternite clarinet" with no helpful
> results from either
> source. I also checked the LeBlanc web site, but
> there's no mention of
> it that I could find).
>
> Presumably if these are new instruments, they've
> been sitting around
> somewhere for awhile. Is this a reason to exclude
> these instruments
> from consideration? Is there any other reason I
> shouldn't at least try
> them out?
>
> Thanks!
>
> - Donna
>
>
>
>
>
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