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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”
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
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received this note just the other day. I am posting it not to blow my
own horn, but to give an example of the kind of service that I have
been trying to provide for the past 20 years. The note goes like this:
Hi Mr. Grabner,
I received the package today (Buffet R13 Bb silver, Grabner 65 mm
barrel, Grabner Chicago mouthpiece), and I would like to inform you
that I will most likely NOT return anything that I ordered.
I really love everything about the Grabner barrel, as it not only
focuses the sound in the throat tones, but across the clarinet, and it
has a really nice round sound with great control. It also looks very
aesthetically pleasing. I initially thought that it
might look like and play like a <deleted> barrel......... I have to admit, the Grabner barrel plays better than all
of my other barrels (including <deleted>).
I feel that the chicago mouthpiece has huge potential
and I will be playing on this mouthpiece in conjunction with the
As for the R13 Silver, I couldn't have asked for a better clarinet..
...... I am very glad that I
made this purchase.
I would like to maintain the condition of the clarinet as much as
possible, so I wanted to email you to ask about anything that I should
do to keep the clarinet clean, oiled, and crack-free? And if I should
send back the clarinet to you for a service every
Zinner goes out of business!!!
the world was informed last month that the firm of Hans Zinner GmbH
& Co KG will be ending their business on June 30 of this year.
Zinner has been in business for three generations and their absence
will be keenly missed.
have over 300 Zinner mouthpiece blanks on hand, so I will be continuing
to fill orders for my Zinner based Bb/A, Bass Clarinet, and Eb
Clarinet mouthpieces for quite
awhile. Later as these stocks
are depleted, the blanks will be replaced with blanks that I have
designed and manufactured myself. The design process is already
underway. It is very exciting!
for contra bass mouthpieces are now
limited. If you want one, order soon, don't wait. I have a quantity of
alto clarinet and basset horn mouthpiece blanks. I am out of contra
I have the new Legende!!!
it out. This clarinet is absolutely exquisite. Superb response, warm
full tone throughout all registers. Best clarinet I have played in many
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Grabner Clarinet BarrelsGrabner clarinet barrels are selling like crazy. Why? Impeccable intonation, smooth and easy attack, and focused throat tone.
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The Virtuoso Clarinet Mouthpiece
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 have several hundred blanks sufficient to make the Virtuoso mouthpiece for the rest of the year!
Available in one facing, medium open.
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
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 the rest of the year!
Buffet Clarinets For Sale
have many fine, hand-picked Buffet clarinets for sale: R-13s,
Festivals, E12F's, and the new Legende. Click below to see what
inventory is on hand.
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accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit card payments
over the phone. Call 847-266-8644
order. You can also pay for mouthpieces and barrels using
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