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.
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.