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The Leblanc student clarinet range combines Leblanc’s rich history of instrument manufacturing with cutting edge technology.
The Vito range of student instruments was introduced in 1960 and still features a unique patented ‘positive radial alignment guide’ (PRAG) to help inexperienced players assemble the instrument correctly (see Picture 5).
This model was renamed the LCL301NPC in 2020 indicating it is intended for advancing students, has nickel-plated keywork and is supplied in a plastic case.
- ABS thermoplastic body
- Nickel-plated keywork
- Synthetic pads
- Leblanc Vito mouthpiece
- Hard-shell plastic case
- Manufactured in USA
The Vito line of Leblanc student clarinets was introduced in 1960 and is named after Leblanc USA founder Vito Pascucci, an instrument technician for the Glenn Miller Band at the time he formed the company in 1946.
Buying tips: Nowadays all starter clarinets use a standard arrangement of keys known as the Boehm system. The key mechanism is usually silver-plated and the body molded from ABS plastic. This reduces cost compared with a wooden clarinet, and makes it more resistant to moisture and mechanical damage. There are different sizes of clarinet, but the one in B-flat is the most widely used by beginners. Price is a good indicator of quality, and cheaper instruments are more difficult and costly to maintain. A fully serviced pre-owned instrument from a reputable manufacturer is always a good low-risk purchase for a beginner. Click here to see our current stock of pre-owned clarinets.