Description: Clarinet - Amati ACL 342 All Wood German/Albert System Clarinet
Bb, 17 keys, 4 rings. Excellent intermediate line instrument made in Czech Republic. This clarinet is keyed in the German (= Albert or Simple) system, popular with students in the German classical tradition, players of European folk music and New Orleans jazz.
The advantages of this modern Amati over vintage Alberts are its excellent intonation, sturdy engineering and much more comfortable key feel. It plays with a darkly singing tone and very easy response in all registers. All grenadilla construction including bell, white leather pads, nickel plated keys. Includes mint stock mouthpiece and ditto case.
Bought new in 2004 from WWBW.com; used less than 100 hours since. (I have hand and thumb problems that make me tire too easily when playing German system.) Except for a few adjustment scratches on the Bb/F right hand key touch, this clarinet is like new. List price at WWBW: $579.
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