Kohlert Sons Grazlitz

Thanks to Kate S. for giving me the opportunity to review this cool instrument! **Phil's Favorite among Albert System Clarinets**

About the difference between Grazlitz and Kraslice, see these pages: Kohlert Company and Vintage Kohlert Boehm System Models.

Serial #none found

Barrel: 60.2mm

Bore LH joint top: 15.1mm

Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.8mm Looks to be 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 .2mm at the barrel and 0 at the center tenon.

Intonation summary: This is quite good. Definitely strong intermediate intonation. The sharp throat tones can be corrected by adding fingers or other tweaks.

Key work quality: Superb. These are the best keys on an Albert system that I have worked with. I love the alternate fingering feature for the left pinkies. Play a low E, release the F key and you have an F#. And of course, from low E, if you instead release the low E key, you get F natural. So this much reduces the sliding that one would need to do in sharp keys. I like this better than the Boehm system!

Wood: And the wood is of the finest, densest quality.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone who wants a very fine Albert system.

Condition issues noted: None. Beautiful. Comes with very nice wooden mouthpiece.