Posting ID : A1068544326
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Musical Instruments By Owner
Selling my second V40 clarinet (I have 2), it is a perfect easy-blowing clarinet, much better quality than Vito Reso-Tone or 7214 or Kenosha models. V40 made by Leblanc France in the US, quote:
"According to some internet the sources, the Vito V40 was based off of the Pete Fountain model, making it an ideal horn for a large bore jazz clarinetist. Invariably the keywork will need some adjustment for each player--it's nowhere near the quality of a vintage Selmer or pro level Leblanc, but the sound of these horns with a good mouthpiece is quite beyond your average student model.
The sound is consistent from the top to the bottom. The clarion is centered, with a compact Leblanc tone, and a very responsive, neat altissimo. Most importantly, the intonation on these horns is very good. " (http://thejazzclarinet.blogspot.com/2014/01/gear-review-vito-v40.html). All pads are very good, excellent playing condition. Original case, fully functional and sturdy. I can give you a sterilized mouthpiece, too - if needed. Asking $400. They cost $700 new (http://www.straitmusic.com/p-4851-vito-v40-bb-clarinet-composite.aspx).