Cartier / Jean Cartier

This is a
Jean Cartier
ARTISTE
PARIS FRANCE
SUPER ARTIST

Cartier also made a hard rubber model which was also stamped ARTISTE, but not SUPER ARTIST. (Note the mix of languages!)

I thank Dennis B. for giving me the opportunity to review this instrument!

Serial  #F2681 marked at the top of the left and right keyed joints
Barrel:  63.6mm
Bore LH joint top:  14.7mm
Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.7mm

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 1.5 at the barrel and .9 in the center for this horn.
High register
FMIT

F-10

E0

D5

C0

B0

B-flat-5

A-5
Mid


G-5

F-1

E-3

D0

C0

B-5
Throat tones


Bb0

A0

G0

F-1

E-1
Chalemeau


D0

C0

B-flat6

A7

G0

F-9

E


Intonation summary: Very nice. With tuning rings or not pulling out so much, the flat notes in the clarion would no longer be flat. Very nice clear throat tones.

Key work quality: Very nice nickel keys. Maker traits: Pin-in-hole left pinkie keys on two posts. RH part of bridge has a trapezoidal shape. G# and A throat tone keys are on three posts. The RH third finger Bb key has a single long screw. There is a batch mark 8 under the RH keys.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone, beginning to advanced. This would have been considered professional quality back in the day, perhaps 1940.

Jean Cartier



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