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 Leblanc Normandy 4 or Rapsodie
Author: Karonbaron 
Date:   2018-09-30 11:56

Hello everyone,

I'm an intermediate to advanced player and am looking to upgrade. I've been playing a Selmer Sterling for 25 years, which saw me through grade 8 to degree level although not without challenges.

The old beast (made in 1930s-ish) needs alot of maintenance and my last quote for an overhaul was £200. This is because the keys need alot of work, thanks to the softer, unplated metal. It has intonation issues and presents a lot of resistance due to the aforementioned issues. I've adapted to the issues, because I love the instrument but am thinking it's time to make life a little easier.

I'm looking at getting a secondhand instrument and will mostly be playing for fun now, I'm considering joining a local rehearsal orchestra and may reach beginners at some point.

Anyway, enough blurb about me. I've spotted a secondhand Leblanc Normandy 4 and a Rapsodie. I'm wondering if anyone has experience of either instrument, how do they play, what are the issues to look out for on secondhand ones?

Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks for reading.


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