Designed for playability and dependability, the new L60 features an aged and unstained grenadilla wood body with a professional, hand hammered bell and heavily plated nickel or silver keys. Other major features include a responsive Steelite Ebonite mouthpiece, a great sealing corked tenon neck, a dependable single register key mechanism as well as the centered and powerful sound that results from the complex bore and expertly undercut tone holes. Says Scott Kurtzweil, Conn-Selmer's Director of Marketing: Clarinets, "We are thrilled to again be able to offer a high quality, wood bass clarinet at a price that is affordable for most school programs and doublers. We've had these instruments in the field for the better part of a year and the reviews from players and teachers alike have been truly outstanding! With the new L60 basses, we are serving notice that Leblanc is definitely back in the bass clarinet business and we are here to stay".