Many thanks to Brigette B. in OR for giving me the opportunity to review this clarinet. This clarinet was probably a special order to the factory, because of the very nicely done key making it possible for someone having only a stub of a right index finger to play the clarinet. I am reminded of Dr. Barnes who delivered me in 1950. He had lost about five fingers because of too often exposing his fingers to X-ray radiation during World War II.
The bell is plastic, indicating that this was a student level instrument.
Bore LH joint top: 14.6 mm
Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.6mm
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 0.3mm at the barrel and 9mm at the center tenon.
Intonation summary: Intermediate intonation
Key work quality: The extra key is so nicely done that I think it was done at the factory. Most repair places would not have the ability to add an extra hole in the post for another spring. The design of the special key also necessitated the filing down of the ring that would normally be accessed by the first finger. So this clarinet cannot be returned to normal fingered use without building up that tone hole.
This clarinet is most appropriate for: A person with a stub for their first finger on the right hand, but all other fingers.
Condition issues noted: none.