NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Serial Number 1327 – Manufactured circa 1961.
If you are a student of the clarinet and interested in its evolution and variations, this is a great opportunity for you, at a very reasonable price.
This clarinet incorporates the McIntyre fingering system.
In order to address the problem of playing over “the break” the McIntyre brothers developed a new mechanism for the soprano clarinet.
The McIntyre system eliminates the traditional Ab and A keys as well as the awkward use of the register vent to sound the Bb.
These notes are now played by the left hand without any displacement of fingers sideways whatsoever, both eliminating issues with the dreaded throat tones and enhancing finger technique at the same time.
With the thumb key open, and the left hand in its normal position, G# is played by the third finger ring (or the upper RH trill key). Add the second finger for the A.
And then add the first finger for Bb. If required by the dictates of the passage, the addition of the register key creates a trill B.
Here is some information about McIntyre clarinets:
Here is the brochure:
And here is a fingering Chart:
This clarinet is made of quality Grenadilla wood (African blackwood).
The body is marked “Made in France”
Excellent playing condition.
Comes with an additional barrel, a Buffet Moennig barrel modified to work with this clarinet
And also included is the pictured case which has been modified to better protect the instrument by keeping it immobile.
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