For sale is a Leblanc model 352 contra alto clarinet with Leblanc mouthpiece!
These fully metal Contra's are beloved by many and are worth a pretty penny fully working & restored.
This clarinet is being sold as not working, for parts only category!
Please plan on taking this instrument to your tech to have a full overhaul & pad job completed.
This clarinet is being sold as not working and has its fair share of scratches, knicks, dings, dents, fleabites, metal wear, patina, and other anomalies associated with an old not working clarinet.
No case is included.
The neck is from a Leblanc model 342 Contra Bass clarinet. This neck it self is a valuable piece and fits right in the tenon perfectly. It will be up to you to leave as is or choose to possibly shorten the tenon during the overhaul process.
There is a small piece that locks the 2 body pieces together. That piece is broken off gone and will needed to be fixed and fabricated during the overhaul process.
Included is a Leblanc hard rubber mouthpiece & cap. These blanks alone are worth good money. Players love to have these refaced as the vintage rubber is fantastic. NO ligature is included!
Its really not often these instruments are popping up. Both players & collectors love these and values continue to go up. In modern day these are very expensive instruments for makers to produce with quality. Selmer Paris Model 40 contra alto is some $22k, a Buffet Prestige Contra is some $24k. So when you factor in the cost of this instrument + full overhaul, it allows you to get into a fantastic clarinet for a fairly minimal investment.
If you have been thinking about a Contra please buy and pay confidently we will ship ASAP upon payment!