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!


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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.


Me, touring the plant.


Copyright: Walter Grabner, 2004