Anonymous asked: Hello, my name is Jacob. I saw a leblanc paperclip contrabass clarinet in the november 27th posting. It appeared to be black. Why is that? Where can I buy one of these instruments?
The reason the newer paperclip contras appear black is because the metal has been coated to match the color scheme of other Clarinets, so it draws less attention visually. As far as I know Leblanc no longer produces the paperclip models, but there are still many used one on sale online.
Hope this helps,