When buying student instruments, it is a good idea to get recommendations from qualified musicians and music educators before you make your purchase. Their advice, along with your personal research, will help you make an informed band instrument purchase.
If you’re shopping for a student clarinet, the LeBlanc Noblet wooden clarinet, model L4K, is an excellent choice. It is a wind instrument that has passed the test of time and durability in many school programs, and also with many student clarinetist. It is is an intermediate clarinet made in France and has a beautiful full-bodied tone quality that is exceptionally flexible, responsive and easy to control throughout the clarinet range.
The LeBlanc Noblet also has separate post mountings for the C#-G# key and gold-plated springs. The Noblet clarinet by LeBlanc has a long and very favorable reputation among band directors and students. It is an excellent choice for someone who needs a high quality instrument, but does not have thousands to spend on a new wind instrument.