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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000404.txt from 2004/10

From: "Matthew Lloyd" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Ab Clarinet
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:21:11 -0400

Which are the Italian makers to which you refer? I am aware only of

Indeed, I'm only aware of the Leblanc and Orsi instruments - are there
others, anywhere, currently made?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Lytthans []
Sent: 11 October 2004 00:44
To: Klarinet List (Mail)
Subject: [kl] Ab Clarinet

<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
have the 1176DS D clarinet for $3742 (another ouch!).

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

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

Jim Lytthans
Anaheim, CA

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