Clarinet Mouthpieces and Clarinet Products
I have been in
business for fifteen years, supplying world-class mouthpieces and other related
products and services to clarinetists the world over, in 52 different
countries. In that time
period, I have handcrafted over 8000 mouthpieces .
I sell new Buffet clarinets
I often have restored used
clarinets for sale.
First in the Midwest – Buffet in their
recent distributor’s newsletter, proclaimed Walter Grabner as the TOP BUFFET
DEALER in the Midwest for 2013 YTD. Hooray!
Now available! The new Buffet E12F – a
great new intermediate clarinet!
have many fine, new instruments for sale, including the new Divine, Toscas,
Festivals and R13’s. The new E12F is
here and is clearly a winner.
Click here to see these instruments.
I also sell handcrafted clarinet
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
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Bass Clarinets – My Specialty
I specialize in 1193 bass clarinets. Call or
e-mail to see what I have in stock, ready for you to tryout! Or just Click on
the picture below.
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.
I personally select and test every
clarinet that I sell. 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.
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prices and review my policies.
here to see descriptions and pictures of individual clarinets that are
prepped and ready to ship immediately!
Grabner Mouthpiece Artists:
Popov, principal clarinetist of the Odessa National Opera and Ballet
winner at 2nd International Clarinet Competition.
Clarinet, National Opera of Ukraine, Oleg Moroz, plays CXZ_K13e and
CXZ_K14e Mouthpieces. Hear him on YouTube:
clarinet virtuoso Roger Arne Vigulf
recently adopted the Grabner CXZ_K13* mouthpiece.
says "(These are) very good for Mozart and Brahms.”
more about Roger Vigulf, go to:
Richard Nunemaker – Bass Clarinet
Emeritus of the Houston Symphony.
Richard Nunemaker plays the CXZ_LB
“Lawrie Bloom” bass clarinet mouthpiece.
Richard is pictured right after a
performance at ClarinetFest 2011.
To learn more about Mr. Nunemaker, please
go to his website at:
Tönköly, principal clarinetist of the Hungarian National Philharmonic
József plays Grabner mouthpieces in the
orchestra. His correspondence has inspired me to greater endeavors in
mouthpiece design. He says, “The
mouthpiece functions beautifully for orchestral work.”
U.K. clarinetist Kate McDermott is now co-principal with the Gothenburg
Opera (GöteborgsOperan) in Sweden.
plays on a Grabner CXZ_K11*. Please visit her website and get to know this
about the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra:
Philharmonic Orchestra Clarinet Section uses Walter Grabner Mouthpieces
This is the clarinet section of the Ural
Philharmonic Orchestra, in Ekaterinburg, Russia. From left to right:
Alexander Tihonov, Alexander Glazirin (principal), Youri Nechaev. All play
Symphony Orchestra Clarinet Section Uses All Walter Grabner Mouthpieces
This is a photo of the clarinet section
of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. From left: Sigurdur Snorrason (Siggi),
Runar Oskarsson and Einar Johannesson.
As of fall 2006, they all perform on
Walter Grabner mouthpieces, including soprano, Eb soprano, bass clarinet,
and basset horn mouthpieces.
I have had the pleasure of working and
corresponding with these gentlemen for several years. Their input on my
craftsmanship has truly helped me move my art to a higher level.
For more about the Icelandic Symphony
Orchestra, click here.
Patti Ferrell Carlson – Principal,
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Patti has played Grabner mouthpieces in
the Virginia Symphony for several years. For more information go to:
Clarinet Virtuoso Ivan Stolbov.
Ivan has been Clarinet
Soloist and section member with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra since 1999.
He is in great demand as a soloist and clinician worldwide.
Ivan plays Grabner CXZ_K13 and CXZ_K14* mouthpieces.
For more information, go to:
Raasakka – Internationally known bass clarinet virtuoso and
Mikko and I met at ClarinetFest in Los Angeles, where I hand crafted
him a custom Grabner bass clarinet mouthpiece. He has been using it in his
many concert appearances worldwide.
To learn more about Mr. Raasakka, go to:
Gurnow – a member of the Jacksonville Symphony clarinet Section.
Marci plays the CXZ_LB bass clarinet mouthpiece.
Wong is the Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and Production Manager with the Arkansas
Symphony Orchestra. He is also Utility Clarinet/Bass Clarinet with the
Delaware Symphony Orchestra.
Lyle plays the CXZ_LB bass clarinet mouthpiece.
Gibson plays bass clarinet with the South Dakota Symphony and principal
clarinet with the Northwest Iowa Symphony. She teaches at
Northwestern College and Dordt College. Beverly is also an artist clinician
Beverly plays the CXZ_LB bass clarinet mouthpiece and the CXZ_K13
soprano clarinet mouthpiece.
Gorbich, clarinetist with the wonderful Kat Trio, plays Grabner
"Lawrie Bloom" Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece
Bloom, legendary bass clarinetist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and
I have formed a partnership to manufacture and develop the best possible
bass clarinet mouthpiece.
from a Zinner blank, this mouthpiece is the product of hundreds of hours of
designing, prototyping, and testing over a period of 2 ½ years.
mouthpiece COMBINES legendary Zinner quality, the experience and artistry
of Lawrie Bloom, one of the world’s great bass clarinetists, and my own
craftsmanship, honed in the production of thousands of mouthpieces.
the six years since this mouthpiece has been introduced, it has made its
way into professional orchestras the world over and been given high ratings
by many of the world’s finest bass clarinet players.
Bloom plays the CXZ_LB bass clarinet mouthpiece in the Chicago Symphony.
If you are
interested in the Bass Clarinet, you may join the NewBassClarinetGroup, by
clicking this link:
Click to join NewBassClarinetGroup
Attend concerts of the Chicago
Clarinet Ensemble. If you love great clarinet playing and exciting soloists. For
more information, click on this link: Chicago
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: www.bassclarinet.net
If you want clarinet music, methods, recordings, and books,
try Gary Van Cott first. He is a woodwind.org 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: http://www.vcisinc.com/
If you want to try some great clarinet barrels (and you don’t want to get them from me), try Dr. Allen Segal. He
makes lovely clarinet barrels: http://www.clarinetconcepts.com/
Please click on the links above for information about my
products and services. To
contact me, click here.