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- Fritz Wurlitzer, Schmidt Reform Boehm, A Clarinet
Fritz Wurlitzer, Schmidt Reform Boehm, A Clarinet
Clarinets Direct is Europe's leading specialist clarinet dealer. We are fortunate indeed to be able to offer this rare and fine Fritz Wurlitzer Schmidt Reform Boehm system A clarinet, which is a commission sale. For many players these clarinets are the ultimate Boehm system: in tune, made with consummate craftsmanship and offering a uniquely characterful tone, which contrasts sharply with some modern mass produced instruments. Fritz Wurlitzer has a reputation second to none: He is considered the pre-eminent German maker, he was succeeded by his son Herbert, and these days the firm of Schwenke and Seggelke are generally accepted as the most highly regarded clarinet makers in the World. Unlike many modern manufacturers who claim to make a Schmidt Reform Boehm, these clarinets are the genuine and superb article.
This clarinets features: A booster mechanism for throat Bb. An additional vent for RH middle finger B/F#, a much neater system than the B&H 1010 Acton Vent. A compensating low G/D pad. A hole in the bell to improve low E/B. All of this results in a clarinet of superb evenness and unmatched security of intonation. Indeed the problem confronting the player used to the inherent shortcomings of the standard Boehm, is learning not to adjust embouchure pressure to correct the non existent faults on this instrument! This late Fritz Wurlitzer instrument features a small bore of 14.60mm, something which his son Herbert continued with in his own designs. These instruments play very well with modern French bore m'pieces especially those made for, our sourced from the American market. The Vandoren "M" range m'pieces will also work, but beware of a gap left at the bottom of the tenon of the barrel, by the shorter tenon of the m'piece into the receiver tenon of the Wurlitzer barrel. If this gap is left unfilled, i.e. by a tuning ring, wide 12ths in the LH will be the result.[NB a tuning ring is supplied.]
This A has serial no. 2142 and has silver plate in superb condition throughout. The wood is again in excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs. The pads are all finest white leather in "as new" condition. The instrument is stamped " Fritz Wurlitzer, Erlbach. V, Made in Germany". The m'piece is an original Fritz Wurlitzer which tunes the instruments in an exemplary fashion. The supplied case is the original in very good condition.