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Highland Park, IL 60035

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Seminars-Now also in Spanish!

Clarinet Jewelry by Karen 

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 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”



So, what’s new?

Hot off the Presses!!!! New Grabner Barrel for Bb and A Clarinets!!!

That's right, after eight years the Grabner Barrel is making 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.

Partnership with Rovner Ligatures!

My partnership with Rovner has been a very successful one for everyone. For a year now, I have offered Rovner Dark ligatures and caps with all my available mouthpiece models. Now, select soprano mouthpieces are also be available with the Rovner VERSA Ligature.

I believe the Versa is a very fine ligature and provides tone and response comparable to ligatures costing three to four times as much.  This is not a "fad of the moment" ligature, but an important tool in the hands of a  discerning clarinetist.

I use the VERSA Ligature in my personal performances.

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.

 All 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


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


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

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 see current prices and review my policies.




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:

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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, and Three 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:


If you want clarinet music, methods, recordings, and books, try Gary Van Cott first. He is a 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:



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

Copyright: Walter Grabner, 2004