Star Deluxe, Italy

Who was a good clarinet maker in Italy in the 1960s?! They made an excellent clarinet for Star Band Instruments Company.

There is a Star Music Company in Columbia, SC, but this instrument was used in the mid-west (Arkansas, I think). Was there a Star Music company once in Oklahoma?

Star Deluxe, Italy



Serial  #241 marked on LH and RH joints
Barrel:  61.9mm
Bore LH joint top:  14.8mm
Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.55mm 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 1.75mm  at the barrel and  0  in the center for this horn.
High register
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F-2

E4

D0

C5

B15

B-flat0

A9
Mid


G6

F5

E8

D2

C8

B4
Throat tones


Bb-13

A-6

G0

F-8

E-3
Chalemeau


D6

C1

B-flat3

A8

G-3

F-5

E0!


Intonation summary: This is great intonation, or it will be when I do some undercutting to fix the upper throat tones.

Key work quality: Fair quality nickel keys. They are thinner than average but unbent from the original owner. And they don’t shine as brightly as the top quality nickel. Assemble and disassemble with care.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone who will take care in assembling and disassembling.






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