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Highland Park, IL 60035

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Welcome to my Website 

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


This week's special sale!!!
Buffet R13 Bb silver Keys. #721781. Awesome Clarinet - needs new home. Call me - 847-266-8644
In store demo model - $3,999.

Dear friends, colleagues, and clients,

Over a year ago, my wife and I were having lunch at our favorite restaurant, when my phone dinged. I received an e-mail saying that Hans Zinner & Co would be closing their doors in just a few weeks! I had been their customer for 20 years, using their superb blanks as a base for all my mouthpieces. This caused an immediate quandary: What would we do when my stock of blanks was used up? Should we look for another blank maker? Produce our own blanks? Retire? As you can imagine, we had quite a lunchtime conversation!

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

The Grabner HiTech Clarinet Mouthpieces had a great kickoff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Clarinet Day, and are now available to order from this website. See below for ordering instructions. 

The mouthpieces also will be available at select music stores such as Howarth of London, and will be exhibited at ClarinetFest® 2019, in Knoxville, July 24-28. Stop by to say, “Hello.”

Warmest regards,


P.S. - 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.

P.P.S. - Reviews are starting to come in:

Walter. 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.


To Order Mouthpieces:

I have some Zinner-based mouthpieces available. The table below will tell you what Zinner-based mouthpieces I have left, and tell you what new model replaces them.

If you want to order one of the few remaining Zinner-based mouthpieces, click on any of the remaining underlined links in the first column.

In the third column, you may click on the links to get the description of, and to order, my new Grabner HiTech Mouthpieces.

If you are not familiar with my old mouthpiece naming nomenclature, Click here, and you can select the new Grabner HiTech Clarinet Mouthpieces by function and pitch. Then you can browse in your category, until you are ready to drill down to your special selection.

Previous Zinner-based ModelZinner
New Grabner HiTech Clarinet
Mouthpiece model Replacement
Soprano Clarinet Mouthpieces
CXZ_K11*Sold out S1C
CXZ_K11Sold outNo plans to replace
CXZ_K13*Sold outS1M
CXZ_K13Sold outNo plans to replace
CXZ_K14*Sold outNo plans to replace
CXZ_K14Sold outS1MO
CXZ_K14eSold OutS1MO2
ChicagoSold OutTBD
CXZ_AWSold OutNo plans to replace
CXZ_G11*Sold OutS2C
Harmony Models
CXZ_EB (Eb clarinet)4E1C
CXZ_CA (Alto Clarinet)Sold outA1M
CXZ_BB_90 (Bass Clarinet)1B1MO
CX_BH (Basset Horn)Sold outBH1M
CXZ_LB (Lawrie Bloom - Bass Clarinet)Sold Out
Virtuoso Bass ClarinetSold OutB2M
Contra AltoSold outCA1M
Contra BassSold outCB1M


Another New Product - Grabner HiTech Custom Clarinet Barrels

These high-end barrels are made of a wide range of materials, using CNC and/or 3-D printing techniques. They are made to order based on your needs.

Continuing Products:


Grabner Wood Clarinet Barrels

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

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

Click here to learn more.


The Virtuoso Clarinet Mouthpiece
Still Available

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

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

I have a large batch of new R13s in silver and in nickel.  If you are looking for a great new R13 (or Festival), click here, or contact me. These clarinets are all prepped and ready to go. Give me a call - 847-266-8644!

 Partila Buffe Stock  

Copyright: Walter Grabner, 2004