Martin Frères Deluxe
The Deluxe model is a much better instrument than the student model by the same name.Serial # 6211Barrel: 64.1mmBore LH joint top: 14.5mmBore LH joint at bottom: 14.3mmThere 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.
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.