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Leblanc L225S Step Up "Serenade" B-Flat Clarinet

by Leblanc
Original price $2,505.00
Original price $2,505.00 - Original price $2,505.00
Original price $2,505.00
Current price $1,889.00
$1,889.00 - $1,889.00
Current price $1,889.00
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Get Premium Features And Sound In An Innovative Step Up Design With The Leblanc L225S Step Up "Serenade" Bb Clarinet

The Leblanc Serenade is the result of combining Leblanc’s rich history of instrument manufacturing, dating back to 1750, with the most modern, cutting edge technology available. Featuring eye catching unstained Grenadilla wood, which is aged for a minimum of ten years, precision engineered key-work and, most importantly, a beautiful rich sound, the Leblanc Serenade is the perfect instrument for every aspiring Clarinetist. Best of all, every single part of the Serenade is made in the USA.

About The Brand

The history of Leblanc dates back to 1750 when Ets. D. Noblet was established in France making instruments for the court of Louis XV. Noblet would help establish France as the center of woodwind manufacturing. In 1904, Noblet found himself with no heir to the family business, and it was sold to Georges Leblanc.

The Leblanc family was known for using scientific acoustic research in the development of clarinets. Georges’ son Leon was an outstanding clarinetist and won the top prize from the Conservatoire de Paris. As an accomplished player, he believed heavily in the scientific principles of manufacturing and brought a high level of consistency and playability to their hand-made instruments.

In 1921, Leblanc began distribution in the US with Gretsch & Brenner in New York. However, the Leblanc family became unhappy with the amount of work involved in making adjustments to the instruments after months of travel at sea from France. In 1946, Vito Pascucci, a repairman for the Glenn Miller band, founded Leblanc USA in Kenosha, Wisconsin and took over the distribution of Leblanc France products in the US. Vito opened a small store front and began building his own student level instrument, leaving Leblanc to focus on the full range of professional instruments.

In 1950, Vito hired his first educator to help develop a focus on programs and materials specific to the area of music education. Leblanc continued its focus into establishing a stable base of school music focused dealers that would later found the organization National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD).

In 1960, the brand Vito was created with a complete line of composite student clarinets. In 1961, the Positive Radial Alignment Guide (P.R.A.G.) which is still used today, was patented to help beginning clarinet students properly assemble the top and bottom joints of their instruments.

In 1964, Leblanc would acquire the Frank Holton Company and in 1971, the Martin Band Instrument Company. The focus on a full line offering of brass and woodwind instruments provided significant growth and in 1989, Vito purchased 65% of the Leblanc France Company. As Leblanc France was considered a National Treasure by the French government, it was difficult to process an entire purchase agreement with an American company. It wasn’t until 1993, that the remaining 35% was acquired by Vito.

In 2004, Leblanc was acquired by Conn-Selmer and a new era of manufacturing began. In 2009, Leblanc released the Bliss line of clarinets in partnership with namesake, Julian Bliss. The Bliss clarinets offered unique features and playability not typically found in affordable student instruments. With all clarinet production for Leblanc Vito and Bliss clarinets moved to Elkhart, Indiana, a new level of craftsmanship and innovation emerged.


  • The Leblanc Serenade takes many of its cues from their other instruments – a beautiful rich sound, exceptional keywork - and brings it forward with great innovations in tone hole placement for superior response and intonation across the range of the instrument, the low E reinforcement bar for added strength on the lower keys and an innovative barrel design to allow just enough resistance for the instrument to speak in the player’s voice.
  • The Serenade is equipped with Valentino synthetic pads and comes with a Leblanc hard rubber mouthpiece.
  • The Leblanc Serenade’s case features backpack straps, shoulder strap and carrying handle for convenience, and also has ample storage in the back pocket.
  • Available with 64mm barrel (L225S64) and both barrels (L225SG17)
  • Also available with an Eb trill key


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufactured in USA
  • Wood barrel, body and bell – Grenadilla
  • Keys – Silver plate
  • Bore - .577” complex
  • Barrel – 66 mm
  • Mouthpiece – Leblanc K10 Hard Rubber Mouthpiece
  • Ligature and Cap – Leblanc Nickel
  • Case – Carbon front, canvas side and back, backpack straps, shoulder strap and carrying handle

Manufacturer: Leblanc
Model: L225S
SKU: I463580-N-3-WHXE
UPC: 641064919930


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