Selmer with articulated C#/G#

SelmerAlbert-K1361


This not only has the articulated C#/G#, but also has the left hand Ab/Eb key. So this is a very special instrument.

I noted that the metal lining of the middle tenon made it so that the wood holding one post is very thin. Because of this, that post that may easily become too loose. This in turn can make it tricky to the maintain the delicate adjustment of opposing springs for the articulated key. Also, the male part of the same tenon has a hole in it, and it is very easy for the wood below that hole to break away.

I thank Nophachai for allowing me to review this instrument.



Serial  #K1361
Barrel: 67.1mm
Bore LH joint top: 14.6mm
Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.6mm
Approximate date of manufacture: 1915

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  0mm. I would want a shorter barrel for this horn.
High register
DaTuner

F

E

D

C1

B7

B-flat2

A0
Mid


G-4/0 lipping

F-2

E-2

D1

C3

B0
Throat tones


B-flat0

A0

G2

F2

E3
Chalemeau


D7

C7

B3

B-flat2

A1

G0

F-4

E-12


Intonation summary: Really good. Professional level, and probably better in some ways than the standard Boehm system clarinets of the same period.

Key work quality: Very nice.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Professional jazz musicians evidently like this model. But anyone who wants an Albert system would love this.

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