Serial #8686, for Danny F.Barrel: 64.8mmBore LH joint top: 14.6mmBore LH joint at bottom: 14.6mm
Serial #523A has a 14.8mm bore at the top and bottom of the LH joint.
Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Model Comparison Page.
For this test, I pulled 1.3mm at barrel and 1.2 in the middle.
This is wonderful intonation, especially when this was probably made before poly-cylindrical bore technology. This instrument is still
Key work quality:
The keys on this instrument are not quite as sturdy as other Leblanc products I have reviewed. They seem to have made the key work more delicate to suit professional tastes. I noted that the instrument was regulated so that the key springs give minimal resistance, which allows for greater facility and effortless playing. This instrument seems to be outfitted with something like a Galper Register Tube. I suspect this isn't Galper's own product, but a Leblanc special feature. The throat Bb on this clarinet is EXCELLENT. All tenons are protected with metal.
This clarinet is most appropriate for:
Semi-professionals. Or anyone who want a great instrument.
View of button at the register tube:
Phil's other Leblanc Symphonie reconditioning:
5Feb2014, #523A— for Marv Baden. This instrument is in fabulous shape. No condition issues. Marv says this was purchased in 1954. This has a 14.8mm bore at the top and bottom of the LH joint.