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
Bore LH joint top: 15.1mm
Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.8mm Looks to be poly-cylindrical.
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.
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.