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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000327.txt from 2004/10

From: "Jim Lytthans" <>
Subj: [kl] Ab Clarinet
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 19:45:06 -0400

<Dan Leeson enquired about the value of a Leblanc Ab clarinet.>

Leblanc does offer an Ab any more on their website, but Freeport Music
Is selling a new Leblanc LL Model 1176AFS Ab for $4789 (ouch!). They also
have the 1176DS D clarinet for $3742 (another ouch!).

Unless your a member of the Carbinieri Band of Rome, why would one want an
Ab? I heard this Roman Police band many years ago in the Piazza San Marco
in Venice. They used two (!) Ab clarinets, and they sounded beautiful. I
guess if they didn't, they would be farmed out to another band or shot at

Seriously, I've thought about buying one... just because! Several Italian
clarinet makers produce one.

Jim Lytthans
Anaheim, CA

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