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HiTech Clarinet

Here is the latest NEWS

After months of research and study, I am proud to announce that I am now producing all my mouthpieces from my own designs. I call them the Grabner HiTech Clarinet Mouthpieces, and they are available for clarinets from E-flat through Contra Bass. Produced using cutting-edge, 21st-century technologies,  they were designed using CAD software and are realized through very high-end additive manufacturing. The designs are traditional, with subtle improvements that help meet the demands placed on the 21st century clarinetist.

In the eighteen months since the retirement of Hans Zinner, I am the only mouthpiece craftsman to completely re-design and manufacture, not one or two, but an entire line of mouthpieces,

I have been asked several times why I chose additive manufacturing to produce my mouthpieces, and about the material I selected. Click here for a little bit more information.

Attention UK customers and clients - Howarth now has good sampling of Grabner HiTech Mouthpieces. Now is your chance to try them out!
Let's have some fun!

Every month - a different special.

 December is "Big Discount on the S2C mouthpiece month!"

The S2C is a great little mouthpiece, but has yet not received the same attention of some of my other new models. To top it off, I made too many of them in November. So, for the month of December, the price on the S2C model will be $225, instead of $310. Get yours now. Click here!

Six Month Progress Report

All 20 mouthpiece models are in full production and ready to ship. It took eighteen months to get it done, but I don't regret a minute! Please try them, they are as good, if not better, than anything I have made in the past.

As of October 30, the HiTech mouthpieces have been available for six months, altough the real kick off was ClarinetFest 2019. Since that time over 300 HiTech mouthpieces have been adopted by customers old and new. They are appearing in ensembles worldwide. Some mouthpieces are already appearing in major symphonies and on Broadway.

Some models are already clear winners. The B1C bass clarinet mouthpiece has had tremendous reception, as have the Bassett Horn, and Eb mouthpieces. The S3M soprano clarinet mouthpiece has developed a wide following.

However, we are not going to rest on our laurels. Many have said they wanted Bb mouthpieces with a fuller sound, with more open tips and a larger chambers. These are already available, as the nature of the CAD/CAM prototype to delivery cycle is only weeks rather than long months.

We are quite happy with our source of material, RPU 70, a Ridgid Polyurethane. However additional materials will be available in 2020. We are only on the very edge of this technology. Look for more innovation throughout next year.

We have just launched a new mouthpiece model. It is the S3M-LE, and it was developed specifically for use with the Legere Signature European Cut reeds. Click here for more information.

Reviews of the new mouthpieces are coming in!

Walter, I just received the mouthpieces (S2C, S2M, S3M) and I can't stop playing them. This will be a tough decision. Congratulations on a great new era......Nancy Skolos

I just wanted you to know this mouthpiece (S2MO) is great. I tried a couple of other reeds on it (at home) ........and it played better than ever.  I think you are indeed on to something here!!! ...... Howard Green, prominent Chicago area clarinetist.

Karen and I are both enjoying the mouthpieces (B1C) you sold us at ClarinetFest.......Andy Rochester

I just finished testing mouthpiece #246 (S3M). You really hit it out of the ballpark with this one............Bruce McGarvey

Walter, (Just) confirming receipt of the mouthpiece (B1C).  Tried it out last night and loved it.  Completely changed my tone in the upper register over the Vandoren I'd been using.  Thanks for your excellent craftsmanship! ... Jeff Bruce

Just got home from ClarinetFest........and tried my new mouthpiece.  I’m very happy.  Based on my trial at the conference, I thought I’d have some adjustment time in the altissimo register, but once I got here it plays fine.  While very close sounding to my old mouthpiece, I like it even more. It will become my primary mouthpiece and your previous one is now my backup.........Being a technologist, it’s satisfying to play on a printed mouthpiece too.  You really got the application of the technology right.............Mike Graff

"Upon examing a shipment of S3M's and B1C's) Walter, these are great mouthpieces. You should sell every one!....J. Lawrie Bloom, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

My new Grabner basset horn mouthpiece is great!...........Amanda McCandless

OMG, (my student) just left my studio. Your mouthpiece (S3C) sounds wonderful! .............Sue Schwaegler

I just received your mouthpieces (B1C) , and tried them in the hall. They are REALLY GOOD!.....Tzuying Huang, St Louis Symphony.

Your bass clarinet mouthpiece (B1C) has transformed my upper altissimo. Thank you for your craftsmanship......Thomas Becker

I tried your new Eb soprano mouthpiece (E1C) and it was like a light was shining in the darkness. Nothing else came close. Thank you for your new design.

Walter's S3M-LE changed all that (belief that cane will always sound better than Legere). Whatever he did to make the S3M "Legere friendly" worked. It sounds better than any cane/MP combination I have tried before......Cesar Crusius

Your  mouthpiece (B1C) plays great.......Christine McDowell, prominent New York clarinetist, Broadway, Radio City.,

Thank you for the wonderful mouthpieces (S3C, B1C)...........John Temmerman, Chicago.

The mouthpiece (S2M) is simply magnificent......................
Rostislav Sazonov, Delaware.

Click here to access more information on the new Grabner HiTech Clarinet Mouthpieces by function and pitch. You can browse in your category, until you are ready to drill down to your special selection.

New Product - Grabner HiTech 3D Printed Barrels

Impeccable intonation, smooth and easy attack, and focused throat tones.

The Virtuoso Clarinet Mouthpiece
Still Available

With its dark, bold, rich tone color, it is a proven winner.

Available in one facing, medium open. See table above for availability.

"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

 Click here to learn more

New Buffet Clarinets For Sale

 If you are looking for a great new R13 (or Festival), click here, or contact me. These clarinets were persoaally selected by me. They are all prepped and ready to go. They need a new home!

 End of the year sale. $200 off R13 Bb, $300 off Festival


Make me an offer! Click here!

Give me a call - 847-266-8644!

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