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 FS: Leblanc Opus II - Professional Clarinet - SOLD!!
Author: fromsfca 2017
Date:   2020-07-18 15:46
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The Opus II was the finest in the modern Leblanc range and was manufactured in France by Leblanc until the sale of the Leblanc Paris factory to Buffet in 2010.

It is of polycylindrical bore design at 14.61mm, and was designed by Tom Ridenour (of Ridenour clarinets) in collaboration with clarinet great Larry Combs to be better in tune and more stable than its direct competitor; the Buffet Prestige R13. Leblanc engineering has always been of a high standard and this clarinet features integral raised and tapered tone holes; Inverted taper bore barrel of the Moennig pattern; 18 keys, i.e. LH Ab/Eb, and unstained hand selected Grenadilla wood.

The Leblanc company was established in France in the 19th century. The American company, G. Leblanc was established in 1946 by the former the instruments manager and repair technician for the Glenn Miller US Army Air Force Orchestra. The founder’s intention was to build great clarinets competing (and surpassing) Buffet, which had a history of manufacturing clarinets inconsistent in intonation and sound

Leblanc made a number of wonderful clarinets played in top symphony orchestras, the last the Opus II, until the Leblanc name was assigned by Conn-Selmer to student line models.

So, I’ve owned this for 5 years, mostly used as a backup: free blowing, great intonation with depth and color to the sound (my primary Eb is an Opus). All shows I was contacted for this year are cancelled…next year’s season is up in the air and I was ready for retirement anyway….so I’m selling off instruments.

Clarinet condition is excellent, pads are like new. Feels great in the hands, the Opus II improved the keywork over the original Opus. It does have a left hand alternate Ab/Eb key, which fotr me is a requirement. No cracks, no dings or other signs of abuse and no tarnish.

Comes in a new Jakob Winter poche clarinet case and an Olathe case cover and two barrels: a 65 and a 66.

This is a professional clarinet surpassing or as good as any clarinet currently on the market. Very well suited to serious student, amateur or doubler. Original list price was $5,999 and I see them on sale for between $3,799 (Brook Mays) and $2,500 (Reverb, 3 years ago).

Asking price $1,500

Post Edited (2020-07-21 22:01)

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