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Hi, I just found an old mpc in my band's storage room.

It's a wood mpc, made in France, but I can't really read the name on it.

It appears to say Relandouz, with the R worked and the leg from the Z passing under the entire name. It also says France beneath it.

Google doens´t recognize the name, it has no matches.

Can you tell something about it? I can upload photos, but I can't take a good clean shot of the name so you can read it.

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It's probably A. Lelandais.

Very good mpcs, most respected for clarinet.
 

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It's that exactly!

In the mpc I found it's very blurry and I couldn't figure it out, bu it's that, the difference is that the line that passes beneath the name as on top France, and doesn't say Paris, nor does it have the box saying AL.

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If it is wood, it is probably a hundred years old! I would guess a large round chamber, minimal baffle and a closed tip. Since it is for Bari, it may be a good one.
 

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Lelandais was one of the most prolific European makers and produced many " stencils" under many brands among many SML and Malerne
 

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it looks like a pretty standard Lelandais mouthpiece, if you say it is made of wood it is so but form the pictures there in no real telling (yes, I see something but could be dirt) be careful with cleaning the mouthpiece if it is a wooden one because water (no hot water!) can easily warp it so after cleaning wipe dry and put oil on it to protect it ( if you go to a shop the can give you oil for a clarinet ). They are nice mouthpieces, on the side of the shank there is probably a R3 or R5 stamped (or carved?)
 

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Of what I can see, there is nothing else written other than Alelandais France.

I don't know if it is standard or not, but it's a wonderfull mpc. A little picky in some ways but fantastic. The end that goes in the bari sax is a little big, and doens't close properly so it tends to squick a little in the high notes. Something to fix ahead.

I'm positive that it's wood, and it has been clean, so what your seing isn't definetely dirt. Appart from that, the mpc is still a bit dirty, but it's something that doesn't come out without scrapping so I'll leave it.

My father works with woods, so I'll ask him some oil to protect it.
 

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if it plays ok leave as is but my guess is that it would be a good idea to have it looked at by a refacer who does wooden pieces because it is highly unlikely that a wooden piece is perfectly straight.
 

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I'll look into it then, thanks.

Anyone has an idea of what it may be worth?
 
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