This is a really great contra bass clarinet with extended range. The instrument is in great shape! It recently came back from our repair shop and plays great up and down the register. It could use a little bit of a polish if you wanted to do that but it is in really nice shape with a nice dark rich sound to it. Please note the body has all matching serial numbers of #1246, the bell serial number is #974A and the neck serial number is #655. This is a large instrument so please keep in mind that shippers sometimes are not as careful handling the boxes as we would all like them to be. Please anticipate that it may need a tweak when it gets to you if the shipping handlers are not super careful with the box. We will pack it well inside the case and around the case in the box.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good playing condition.
The Key Plating: It has approximately 80-85% of the original key plating remains with medium player wear to the touch spots.
The Body: Metal.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible light surface scratches and/or minor dents and dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents and no evidence of bell edge dents.
The Bow: Has a light dent in the bow guard and/or a small ding. There is dent removal evidence in the bottom bow and a bow guard was added. You can feel that the bottom bow is slightly out of round from the dent removal.
Peg: Has a peg mount on the body and a peg is included.
Pad Condition: The pads are in very good used condition.
The Neck: has approximately 90-95% of the finish remaining with light wear (general player wear).
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece and accessories are included.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Older used condition (Still usable but significant signs of physical wear).
Engraving: G. Leblanc Paris (on the bell) G. Leblanc Paris (on the top of the body).
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