World-Class Clarinet Mouthpieces
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991 Wildwood Lane

Highland Park, IL 60035

Clarinet Mouthpieces

NEW- Grabner Clarinet Barrels

My Buffet Dealership

A NEW Way to Buy Clarinets!

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

Tips for the Day


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.”


New Mouthpiece Directions for ClarinetXpress

The firm of Hans Zinner GmbH & Co KG shocked the clarinet world when they abruptly ended their business on June 30, 2018. Zinner had been in business for three generations making superb mouthpieces and mouthpiece blanks and their absence is keenly felt.  I was their customer for 20 years!

I have about 90 Zinner mouthpiece blanks on hand, so I will be continuing to fill orders for my Zinner based Bb/A, Bass Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Basset horn, and Eb Clarinet  mouthpieces until they sell out.  

This table will tell you what I have left, and gives a peek into what's in development.

New model
Soprano Clarinet Mouthpieces
CXZ_K11*Sold out Coming soon
CXZ_K11Sold outNo plans to replace
CXZ_K13*Sold outComing soon
CXZ_K13Sold outNo plans to replace
CXZ_K14*Sold outNo plans to replace
CXZ_K14Sold outComing soon
CXZ_K11e2Coming soon
CXZ_K13e1Coming soon
CXZ_K14eSold OutComing soon
ChicagoSold OutTBD
CXZ_AWSold OutNo plans to replace
CXZ_G11*9Coming soon
CXZ_G13*10Coming soon
CXZ_G1315Coming soon
Virtuoso20Coming soon
Harmony Models
CXZ_EB (Eb clarinet)4Coming soon
CXZ_CA (Alto Clarinet)Sold outComing soon
CXZ_BB_90 (Bass Clarinet)2Coming soon
CX_BH (Basset Horn)Sold outComing soon
CXZ_LB (Lawrie Bloom - Bass Clarinet)7
Virtuoso Bass Clarinet4Coming Soon
Contra AltoSold outComing Soon
Contra BassSold outComing soon

Order a duplicate of your favorite Zinner-based mouthpiece while they are still available.

 Now something new and different is happening in my workshop!

Update: 2/9/19

Ever since Zinner made their "going out of business" announcement last spring, many people have asked me what I was going to do to continue my business of providing world-class mouthpieces.

For a long time, I did not have an answer. It required a lot of soul searching, many conversations with my wife and friends, and a lot of study and research.

Last May I got a copy of a CAD/CAM package and began to study it so that I could learn how to design mouthpieces and other products on the computer. By October,  I was able to get the designs for all my mouthpiece models and barrels into the software:


After months of study and research, we decided that I should buy a CNC machine to make products here in my workshop. In September, it arrived, and I have spent the last few months learning how to operate it. Here is a little movie of the machine cutting the upper tenon socket of a Bb soprano clarinet barrel:

Cutting Barrel on CNC Machine


Introducing Grabner HiTech Clarinet Products

As a result of all those studies and hands-on learning, I have been able to prepare some products for the marketplace. I call this line of products Grabner HiTech Clarinet Products.

These products are brought to you after months of study and experimentation. The concept of HiTech is to produce the highest level of products using cutting-edge 21st century technologies, including new methods of manufacture and new materials as they continue to emerge. All products are fully designed in CAD (Computer Aided Design) and realized through CNC milling or very high end 3D printing. New materials will be used as appropriate to the design and structure of the product. Coupled with these new technologies and materials will be traditional designs, proven through decades of refinement, and subtly changed to meet the demands on the 21st century clarinetist.

Products include mouthpieces for all sizes of clarinets, soprano clarinet barrels and bells, and possibly a few surprises!

Watch below for announcements of new products. They will become available throughout 2019. If you have questions, please call or send an email.

FIRST 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.

Click here to learn more.


Come to Clarinet Day at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

March 30, 2019

Grand unveiling of all new Grabner HiTech Clarinet Mouthpieces!


Grabner HiTech Clarinet Mouthpieces will be available at Howarth of London starting April 8!

Watch this space for more information.

Existing Products

Hand-crafted Clarinet Mouthpieces

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 mouthpieces.

 Click here to learn more,


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.

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The Virtuoso Clarinet Mouthpiece

It has been out for two 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.


The Virtuoso Bass Clarinet mouthpiece

This mouthpiece was created just in time for ClarinetFest 2016. It was an immediate success. This is a great viable option for the serious bass clarinetist. With a more open tip than the "Lawrie Bloom" model, the bass register can really roar!

See table above for availability.


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), contact me. These clarinets are all prepped and ready to go. Give me a call - 847-266-8644!

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 on each descriptive page.


Copyright: Walter Grabner, 2004