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.
2019 was a tremendous success for us and for our new products. Many
thanks to all our old and new friends! We had a great kick-off for the
I 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.
Attention UK customers and clients - Howarth now has good sampling of Grabner HiTech Mouthpieces. Now is your chance to try them out!
news! As of today (Oct 10, 2019) 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.
Reviews of the new mouthpieces are coming in and they are great!
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 SkolosI 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 RochesterI 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
The Virtuoso Clarinet Mouthpiece
With its dark, bold, rich tone color, it
is a proven winner.
Available in one facing, medium open. See table above for availability.
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
are looking for a great new R13 (or Festival), click here, or contact me. These
clarinets were persoaally selected by me. They are all prepped and ready to go. They need a new home!
End of the year sale. $150 off R13 Bb, $200 off Festival
Give me a call -