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Offline Yelnad

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Penzel Mueller Artist 15027
« on: September 25, 2018, 10:48:45 AM »
I have my grandmother’s Penzel-Mueller Artist made in Long Island City, NY.  Serial # 15027.   She was born in 1921 and played this clarinet in high school.  She purchased it at Barone’s Music House in Lockport, NY. It appears to be made of wood. I have a photo of her with the marching band somewhere around here.

There is some discoloration to the keys (green?), and the pads and cork need replacement, but the keys seem to be in working order. I am able to play basic scales on it, and I *think* all the keys work  although I don’t really have a professional ear to know if anything it out of tune. Is this something worth refurbishing and keeping in the family? I did play clarinet in high school and have recently picked mine up again to practice with my 11 year old who has just started playing, but right now my skills are limited.    ;)

How can I add pics to this post? Do I have to host them somewhere else? I can’t seem to get them attached but I can email them to someone.

Any information or input? Thanks!

« Last Edit: September 25, 2018, 11:10:32 AM by Yelnad »

Offline shmuelyosef

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Re: Penzel Mueller Artist 15027
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 04:26:10 PM »
I thought the Clarinet Doctor did a pretty good job of summarizing the good and bad of the Penzel-Mueller clarinets HERE
Clarinet: Selmer Centered Tone (1 ea 6-ring and 7-ring), Selmer Series 9, Yamaha Custom CS 853, Leblanc Vito V40, B&H 1-10, Leblanc VSP, plus the middle school for sale list (all fully overhauled)
BC: Yamaha 221mkii
Piano: Mason & Hamlin Model A, Fender Rhodes Stage 73 Mk I, Nord Electro
Many saxes