World-Class Clarinet Mouthpieces
Clarinet Barrels
Buffet Clarinets

Restored Vintage Clarinets


991 Wildwood Lane

Highland Park, IL 60035

Clarinet Mouthpieces

NEW- Grabner Clarinet Barrels

My Buffet Dealership

A NEW Way to Buy Clarinets!

Restored Clarinets for Sale

Reed Making Book 


Clarinet Lessons


Customer Comments

Grabner Artists


Bass Clarinet Advice


My Bio


International Orders


Seminars-Now also in Spanish!

Clarinet Jewelry by Karen 

Odds and Ends

Tips for the Day


Welcome to my Website 

Thanks for stopping by my website. I appreciate your interest. Enjoy shopping around. If you need some help, you can e-mail or give me a call at 847-266-8644. I always enjoy “clarinet talk”


Clarinet Mouthpieces

I have been in business for twenty years, supplying world-class mouthpieces and other related products and services to clarinetists in over 57 different countries.  In that time period, I have handcrafted well over 10,000 mouthpieces.

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Mouthpiece Blank Supply Update

Sadly, the firm of Hans Zinner GmbH & Co KG ended their business on June 30 of this year. Zinner had been in business for three generations and their absence will be keenly missed by the clarinet world. 

I still have about 80 Zinner mouthpiece blanks on hand, so I will be continuing to fill orders for my Zinner based Bb/A, Bass Clarinet,  Alto Clarinet, Basset horn, and Eb Clarinet  mouthpieces for quite awhile.  Sorry, the Contra Alto and Contra Bass blanks are all gone.

Order a duplicate of your favorite Zinner based mouthpiece while they are still available. When the blanks are gone, they are gone forever!

 Something new and different is happening in the ClarinetXpress workshop!

Update: January 7/2019

Since Zinner made their "going out of business" announcement last spring, many people have asked me what I was going to do to continue my business of providing world class mouthpieces.

Well, for a long time, I did not have an answer. It required a lot of soul searching, many conversations with my wife and friends, and a lot of study and research.

In June I got a copy of a CAD/CAM package and began to study it.  I was eventually able to get the designs for all my mouthpiece models into the software:


After a lot more study and research, we decided that I should get a CNC machine! In September, it arrived!

  I have spent the last few months learning how to operate it. Here is a little movie of the machine cutting the upper tenon socket of a Bb soprano clarinet:

Cutting Barrel on CNC Machine

I don't have products to announce quite yet, but here is a picture of some of the things I have already designed and manufactured:

Mouthpieces and barrels

You can see that I have had a lot of fun playing and testing with both traditional and modern materials. Some of these were manufactured using the CNC machine. Others were 3D printed. Although I don't yet have a 3D printer, I have been able to get some of my designs printed by various labratories. Do you like the blue bass clarinet mouthpiece? The material has some very interesting acoustic properties.

Watch this space for announcements of new products. If you have questions, please call at 847-266-8644 or send an email to

Happy New Year!

Grabner Wood Clarinet Barrels

Grabner clarinet barrels - Impeccable intonation, smooth and easy attack, and focused throat tones.

I have limited quantities available. I have 67, 66, and 65 mm left.

Watch for the new Grabner Custom Barrel Service - coming soon!

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The Virtuoso Clarinet Mouthpiece

It has been out for two years now. With its dark, bold, rich tone color it is a proven winner. I have sold hundreds!

Zinner update - I still plenty of Zinner blanks sufficient to make the Virtuoso mouthpiece for a few more months.

Available in one facing, medium open.

"Walter's new Virtuoso mouthpieces have a beautiful balance of warmth, depth, and brillance, with a lightening-fast articulation response and just enough resistance to give us myriad color options, while still feeling free and easy to play. Congratulations, Walter!" - Eric Mandat

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The Virtuoso Bass Clarinet mouthpiece

This mouthpiece was created just in time for ClarinetFest2016. It was an immediate success ever since. A great viable option for the serious bass clarinetist. With a tip more open than the "Lawrie Bloom" model, the bass register can really roar!

Zinner update - I still have a sufficient number of blanks to make the Virtuoso Bass mouthpiece for a few more months!

Buffet Clarinets For Sale


I have a large batch of new R13's in silver and in nickel. 

If you are looking for a great new R13 (or Festival), contact me.

These clarinets are all prepped and ready to go. Give me a call - 847-266-8644!

I accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit card payments over the phone. Call 847-266-8644 to order. You can also pay for mouthpieces and barrels using the easy shopping cart software linked to each descriptive page.


Copyright: Walter Grabner, 2004