The Jupiter JCL-1100DS is a new model for 2016! Aimed squarely at the upper end of the student market this instrument is beautifully made from solid wood and is the ideal clarinet for those undertaking the upper grades. Unlike the JCL-100S, this 'DS' model is supplied with two barrels; one 65mm and 66mm to allow the instrument to be tuned to either A=440Hz or A-442Hz (particularly useful when touring on the continent).
It is a similar instrument to the JCL-750S-Q but does have number of differences. It has the Boehm system of key-work. It is a very streamlined fingering system with additions designed to allow more in-tune trilling on certain notes. It also has a low Eb key which can be very useful if transposing parts written for the A clarinet at sight. It also has a raised C/G tone hole for a natural left hand third finger position. All of these things are features you would expect on professional models and consequently assist the advancing student enormously.
The JCL-1100DS also has a custom tapered bell without the metal ring which allows the bell to vibrate much more freely.
This model is made entirely from select, aged, solid Grenadilla wood which is an African hard wood often used in instrument manufacture. As well as providing a lovely, dark rich tone it is also lovely to look at.
The instrument is supplied as an outfit with case and cleaning materials and is set up here, in our workshops, prior to dispatch.
- Key Bb
- Supplied with 2 barrels - 65mm ad 66mm
- Solid Grenadillla wood with reinforced locking posts
- Nickel Silver, silver plated keywork
- Tapered undercut tone holes
- Ergonomic register key
- Adjustable thumb rest with ring for strap
- Blue steel springs
- Complete with a lightweight Jupiter case