Artley

Serial 44 74293.
Bore: 15.0mm
Pads: Upper joint, one 8mm, 6 x 8.5mm, and I used 4 x 9mm for the side keys.

See pictures below. Compare with the wooden Holton Collegiate.

The bore size is a nice compromise between Buffet and Selmer.

The horn is quite nicely made. The keys are the heaviest I have ever seen. No way these are going to be bent out of position!

I am considerably flatter when blowing the Legere reed loudly for testing. The sharp throat tones and high register results below were when I was using a cane reed.

The 64 mm barrel that came with this horn will make it so that the player will have room to push in to match a sharp ensemble.
When pulling out, barrel ring (spacers) are recommended. See my suggestions on barrels.
Normally when pulling out 2mm, I would use a ring to fill in the inner gap, but I did not for the test below, since I figure most students will not have or use rings. The rings would improve the flatness on the throat tones.

Bottom line: This horn is quite nicely in tune for an intermediate wooden instrument. This would be good for beginning, intermediate, and fairly advanced clarinetists.

High register
64mm barrel pulled out 2mm

F+20

E+11

D+10

C+13 to 20

B+13 to 15

A0
Middle of treble clef


G+2

F0

E0

D0

C+2 to 4

B0
Throat tones


Bflat0 to +10

A-6 to 0

G-6 to 0

F+2 to +4

E0
Chalemeau


D+4

C0 to +2

Bflat+5 to 8

A+5

G0

F0 to +4

E+9



Extra sturdy keywork! The keys, and perhaps more, may be Czech made.

Artley Clarinets
1971 - Present
Serial Number Date
1000 1971
7901 1972
20001 1973
38001 1974
51701 1975
64701-75587 1976
75588-86511 1977
86512-100130 1978
100131-117758 1979
117759-135153 1980
135154-147454 1981
147455-165582 1982
165583-179967 1983
179968-199870 1984
199871-211588 1985
211589-231553 1986
231554-253170 1987
253171-265112
3811988-3821777
1988
3900001-3930368 1989
4000000-4000600
4030001-4055555
1990
4100001-4129999 1991


Artley wooden


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