991 Wildwood Lane

Highland Park, IL 60035


I am very proud to be an Authorized Buffet Dealer, and I am looking forward to helping you select your Soprano or Bass Clarinet.

I have lots of lovely new instruments at all price ranges.

I personally  play test and select every clarinet that I sell.

Click here to see lovely new Soprano clarinets, all set up and ready to ship. I have a new batch,  just selected during my recent trips to Buffet!

Click here to see my large selection of personally selected BASS CLARINETS.


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A prospective customer recently asked me why he should buy from me. Here was my answer:

I am totally honest. I have a great reputation in the clarinet world. Ask anyone.

I have been playing and working on clarinets for 44 years. I will hand-select an excellent clarinet for you.

I will support and service your purchase, and be your ambassador to Buffet on any issues you might have.

I am always available by e-mail or phone to address your questions or concerns.


I am a qualified repair tech, so you know your instrument will be set up properly.

I can help you select a mouthpiece that enhances the clarinet and your abilities. 

I'm a pretty nice guy, and you will be supporting a working clarinetist and not a corporation.

If you are ever in Chicago, come by the workshop  and get a free adjustment - best done after six months to one year of playing the clarinet.


New instruments NEED to be set up. I will never sell an instrument right out of the box¯. Every clarinet is inspected, play tested, and adjusted by me personally, ready for you to enjoy. Since I am both a professional clarinetists AND a repair tech, I will deliver an instrument you can love for years to come.

I offer a 7-day trial on all instruments: Pay for the instrument, plus shipping and you will have 7 days to try it out. During the trial period, if you are not satisfied, you can return it with no questions asked.

Touring the Buffet factory is a fantastic opportunity to view how much care and effort goes into making a clarinet. The Buffet people are wonderful. If you ever get a chance to visit Buffet, I highly recommend it.

The Buffet Factory in Mantes-la-Ville, just outside of Paris.

My next trip to Paris is coming up soon! Let me know if you want me to look for that "special" instrument for you.


Me, touring the plant.



Copyright: Walter Grabner, 2004