Kohlert Sons Grazlitz

Thanks to Kate S. for giving me the opportunity to review this cool instrument!    **Phil's Favorite among Albert System Clarinets**

About the difference between Grazlitz and Kraslice, see these pages: Kohlert Company   and    Vintage Kohlert Boehm System Models.

Serial  #none found

Barrel:   60.2mm

Bore LH joint top:  15.1mm

Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.8mm Looks to be poly-cylindrical.

Kohlert Sons Gralitz Albert


Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Model Comparison Page.


For this test, I pulled .2mm  at the barrel and 0  at the center tenon.


High register


Android gStrings


F

-1


E

1


D

9


C

3


B

4


B-flat

7


A

12

Mid




G

6


F

3


E

3


D

2


C

0


B

1

Throat tones




Bb

14


A

10


G

12


F

0


E

2

Chalumeau




D

10


C

3


B-flat

2


A

4


G

-1


F

-11


E

-14


Intonation summary: This is quite good. Definitely strong intermediate intonation. The sharp throat tones can be corrected by adding fingers or other tweaks.


Key work quality: Superb. These are the best keys on an Albert system that I have worked with. I love the alternate fingering feature for the left pinkies. Play a low E, release the F key and you have an F#. And of course, from low E, if you instead release the low E key, you get F natural. So this much reduces the sliding that one would need to do in sharp keys. I like this better than the Boehm system!


Wood: And the wood is of the finest, densest quality.


This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone who wants a very fine Albert system.


Condition issues noted: None. Beautiful. Comes with very nice wooden mouthpiece.



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