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
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 we are going to offer a different special.
November is "Free Barrel Month".
With every purchase of an S2C, S2M, S2MO, S3C, S3M, and S3M-LE
(sorry, these models only!) soprano clarinet mouthpiece, you will automatically receive a free
Grabner HiTech 3D Printed barrel! Be sure to specify if you want 66,
65, or 64 mm! The barrels are designed to match the bore of the
HiTech mouthpieces. They provide continuity since they are made from
exactly the same material.
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.
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.
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.
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
are quite happy with our source of material, 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
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!
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
examing a shipment of S3M's and B1C's) Walter, these are great
mouthpieces. You should sell every one!....J. Lawrie Bloom, Chicago
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
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
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