Martin Frères Deluxe

The Deluxe model is a much better instrument than the student model by the same name.

Serial # 6211
Barrel: 64.1mm
Bore LH joint top: 14.5mm
Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.3mm
There is a batch mark under the keys: 177, 20, S, There is a chiselled out area under the right pinkie keys that is not present in the student model.

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 1.9 mm at the center, and 1.3 at the barrel.

High register

quicktune

F
-5

E
0

D
0

C
0

B
0

B-flat
0

A0
Mid



G3

F1

E-1

D9

C12/6

B4
Throat tones


B-flat0

A0

G0

F0

E0
Chalemeau


D12

C11

B-flat15

A14

G11

F-6

E1

Intonation summary: This is typical for the older narrow bore instruments, where the lower register is quite sharp. This is a lovely antique instrument.

Key work quality: High quality nickel silver keys. This instrument is sturdy enough, but not designed for marching band.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Students, beginning to fairly advanced. It would be especially nice for an adult returning to playing the clarinet.

MartinFreresDeluxe








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