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Vintage Grenadilla Leblanc Paris 'Pete Fountain' Model Bb Clarinet - Serial # 42972

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Our Price: $ 1,795.00

Product ID: 42972PeteFClarinet

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This is an outstanding vintage Leblanc “Pete Fountain” model Bb clarinet, serial number 42972. This instrument is in excellent shape with good pads, and will get a fresh adjustment from our top clarinet tech, Audrey Denny, before shipping. It is a great instrument for jazz clarinetists and doublers.


This instrument is in fine condition for its age. The grenadilla wood body shows no previous cracks or crack repairs. The original keywork has some minor finish wear, but the keywork remains tight and there are no previous repairs there either. The instrument comes complete with original bell, barrel, and even the original mouthpiece. It is the complete package!


Audrey's set up will include checking all pads and material for longevity, and replacing anything not up to standard. Spring tensions and key heights will be checked, and the action regulated top to bottom, so it will feel like a new instrument again. This clarinet plays with a very open sound, and is a free blowing instrument while retaining a lot of warmth and color. It takes your air quickly, and seems to match well with larger facing mouthpieces, so perfect for the type of music it is geared towards. A very comfortable playing horn.