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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000499.txt from 2003/10

From: "Dee D. Flint" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] "Grade" frustrations, et al.
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 17:05:59 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Hausmann" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] "Grade" frustrations, et al.

> Actually, Noblets are not bad instruments. Obviously, for the lower price
> you are going to get less hand-finishing and possibly not the top-quality
> wood in their stock. Design-wise, they are very similar to some pro-line
> Leblancs (not the newer Concerto and Opus designs, of course.) Noblet has
> been in business since the 1700's, and, although they are now owned by
> Leblanc, should still know their business pretty well by this time.

Actually the original name of the Leblanc company was Noblet. Around 1900,
Mr Noblet had no heirs so passed to company to Mr. Leblanc. Shortly
thereafter the name of the company itself was changed and the name Noblet
was used on some of the lines of instruments.

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