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Offline Sunnyside

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Help with info on old Leblanc clarinet
« on: October 11, 2020, 07:32:44 AM »
Hi there,
I'm trying out find out a bit more about my son's clarinet - handed down from my father and briefly used by me in my youth. 

Its a Bb, made by Leblanc.  I've attached a close up of the logo. The serial number is 53256.  A few questions:

Does this model have a particular name? 
It was certainly in my house by the early '70s - but I'd like to narrow down the date of manufacture if possible? 
It sounds good to my uneducated ear - but is this type well regarded? 
Any ideas on potential value?  I'm wondering for insurance purposes but have no idea whether there is any market for old clarinets or what an equivalent quality modern version would cost. 
Any pointers gratefully received.

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Re: Help with info on old Leblanc clarinet
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 04:49:50 PM »
It’s the LeBlanc LL, I believe late 1950s to early 60s

Some call it the “top hat model.”

I think I sold a restored one for like $350 a few years back
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