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991 Wildwood Lane

Highland Park, IL 60035

walter@clarinetxpress.com



First annual "ClarinetFiesta"! 10% off on all items on this website!  See below for more information.

Clarinet Mouthpieces


NEW- Grabner Clarinet Barrels


My Buffet Dealership


A NEW Way to Buy Clarinets!


A NEW Way to Buy Bass Clarinets!


Bass Clarinet Stand


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

Random Musings and FAQ

 

 World-Class Clarinet Mouthpieces and Clarinet Products


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”


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As many of you know, I was unable to attend the recent ClarinetFest in Orlando due to some medical problems. The good news is that I am feeling fine and being treated by excellent doctors. The bad news is that I really wanted to be at ClarinetFest.

Well, I had an idea. We could have our own "ClarinetFiesta", on this website, for those who could not get to ClarinetFest or those who went and did not find the equipment they were looking for.

To make this a real celebration, for the month of August, everything on this website will have a 10% discount!

How is this going to work?

All the prices on this website are hard coded in HTML. Making a quick change is easy and painless. However, to change the price of every single item would take at least a dozen hours of coding. Later, it would require dozen more to change them back.

So, this is what will happen. You make your selections from the website at the regular prices. When I ship the product(s) I will make a refund back to your credit card equalling 10% of what was ordered, and show it on the invoice and statement.

You can, of course, call on the phone, and I will calculate and charge the discounted price immediately.

This is actually the first "sale" I have ever done.  I hope it meets your needs and interests.



Grabner Barrel for Bb and A Clarinets!!!

That's right, after eight years the Grabner Barrel has made a reappearance. Grabner barrels feature:

  • Beautiful natural African Blackwood
  • No metal rings for best tone and response
  • One year warranty on cracking
  • Modified Moennig style reverse cone taper for improved tuning
  • Designed to complement and enhance the performance of Grabner mouthpieces
  • 64, 65, 66, and 67 mm lengths
  • Available for Buffet R13 bore clarinets (R13, Prestige, Festival, Tosca)
  • Works on both Bb and A clarinet
  • Highest possible quality and consistency
  • They fit in your case!
Grabner Barrels


The Virtuoso Clarinet Mouthpiece


Introducing my new soprano clarinet mouthpiece!

  • Bold

  • Rich

  • Full

  • Responsive

  • Fun to Play

It lets you play the way you want to!


Click here to learn more




Introducing the Virtuoso Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece!

There is now a Virtuoso Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece to complement the soprano version.


The idea is to get the biggest, boldest, richest bass clarinet tone possible.

It lets you play bass the way you want to!

Click here to learn more.




Bringing back the Chicago mouthpiece!

Due to very positive comments and  new market demand, I have brought back my Chicago mouthpiece, which I developed and marketed 10 to 12 years ago.

If you are interested in learning more, click here.


Clarinet Mouthpieces

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



I also sell Buffet Clarinets

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I have many fine, new instruments for sale, ready to ship, including:

Festival Bb’s

R13 Bb’s, Silver and Nickel

R13 A’s

The new E12F Bb

Tosca Bb

1195 Tosca Bass Clarinet

1193 Prestige Bass Clarinets

1193 Prestige Greenline Bass Clarinets

 

I have all of these in stock. Click here to see soprano clarinets.

Click here to see bass clarinets.


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.



Trips to Buffet in Florida


As a authorized Buffet dealer, I always want to present the very best products to my customers. To do this, I periodically visit Buffet Crampon in Florida to select the very best clarinets I can find. This takes time and costs money. Why do I do it? I do it to present the best quality I possibly can.


At right; Al Maniscalco, Walter Grabner, Bruce Marking.



Click here to review my policies.



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Click here to see descriptions and pictures of individual clarinets that are prepped and ready to ship immediately!


 

If you are interested in the Bass Clarinet, you may join the NewBassClarinetGroup, by clicking this link:

Click here to join NewBassClarinetGroup
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Cool Links:

 

Attend concerts of the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble, if you love great clarinet playing and exciting soloists. For more information, click on this link: Chicago Clarinet Ensemble

Bass clarinet players - if you don’t have the Michael Drapkin “Symphonic Repertoire for the Bass Clarinet”, Volumes One ,Two, Three and NOW the long awaited Volume 4, you are really missing out. I wish that these excerpt books had been available when I was on the audition circuit. Every serious bass clarinet player should have them: www.bassclarinet.net

 

If you want clarinet music, methods, recordings, and books, try Gary Van Cott first. He is a woodwind.org sponsor and performs a valuable service for the clarinet (and entire woodwind) community. He is always a pleasure to work with. I buy all my music from him. He’s just a great guy to do business with. Here is his website: http://www.vcisinc.com/

 

 

Please click on the links above for information about my products and services. To contact me, click here.


Copyright: Walter Grabner, 2004