Penzel-Mueller Artist #15778

Thanks to Marcus W for giving me the opportunity to review this fine instrument!

Serial #15778, marked horizontally like most clarinets, not vertically like some other PM models.

Barrel: 65.3mm

Bore LH joint top: 15.25mm (huge!)

Bore LH joint at bottom: 15.1mm

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 0mm at the barrel and 0mm at the center tenon. This test was made with the original PM Artist mouthpiece and my default Legere Signature 3 3/4 reed.

Intonation summary: This is professional level intonation— even by today’s standards!

Key work quality: Very good.

This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone, beginner to advanced. But in particular, this will be perfect for adults who want a vintage instrument, and especially for those wanting a large bore instrument.

Condition issues noted: The wood is in great shape. There are a few small scratches on the keys because of rattling around in a case.