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Author: Bern 
Date:   2020-11-13 21:29

I bought an old Leblanc, which has the 'G' in line with the 'Leblanc' in the logo, keywork which looks the same as the Classic (the unusual separate rod for the e-flat), keys seems to be unplated German silver, and the serial number is 814. Nothing to hint at a model: any ideas.

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 Re: Leblanc
Author: AndyW 
Date:   2020-11-14 15:00

Hi Bern .
I’ve got a G Leblanc, with the Small capital G in-line with the LEBLANC, serial 5026. It has separate RH Eb/Ab rod. I don’t think Leblanc, along with many other European manufacturers, were using ‘model’ names, they didn’t have a ‘model range’, they were just making the best instruments they could. My clarinet plays very nicely, despite a stable crack in the barrel. If it has a fault, perhaps the A/Bb throat venting could be nicer, but I’ve used it a lot. it has better tuning than both my late Dynamic Hs and my 50’s Selmer Centred Tone. I think it’s late 1940s, early 1950s, but never seen an authoritative serial/date list.

p.s if anyone has a spare undamaged barrel with the correct logo, pls let me know.

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 Re: Leblanc
Author: Bern 
Date:   2020-11-14 15:52

Thanks Andy. Yes it plays really well, though I agree the A/Bb venting could be better--interestingly, my Noblet shares this problem.

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