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Walter Grabner

991Wildwood Lane 

Highland Park, IL 60035

                            


Personally Selected Clarinets

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I travel to Buffet USA Headquarters in Jacksonville, FL, where I personally select the best clarinets I can find. In a recent trip, I tested over 60 clarinets, over a period of 7 hours, picking only the best of the bunch. I usually pick no more than 10% of the clarinets I try.

 

My selection criteria:

  1. Beautiful tone - even and smooth throughout the range of the instrument
  2. Superior response
  3.   Outstanding intonation
  4. The very best grenadilla wood, free of imperfections.
  5.  The best hand-finishing

 

See below for the descriptions of some of these clarinets. The ones featured below are all set up and ready to ship!

 

 

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Customer Quotes:

The 1193 arrived this morning, and I've been having a wonderful time; teaching my right little finger to go places no little finger has gone before. It's learning. A gorgeous horn, and the perfect mouthpiece for the clarinet and for me. The  response in the clarion register---formerly my problem area---is phenomenal. Many thanks for all your help and advice. I'm very glad I decided to order through you. H.G. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The Clarinet has checked out beautifully, just as you described.  I appreciate the service you offer in pre-testing this instrument from your professional standing, so that we were able to easily find what we were looking for.  We will gladly recommend you to all who are looking for a solid instrument.  All the best.  T. R. Toronto, Canada.

 

I needed a new R13 Bb and did not have the time to travel to audition a gaggle of horns for selection. So I took Walter Grabner at his word about "a new way to purchase Buffets." OK, I know that the service is offered by others, and I assume they are very good, but I had prior contacts with Walt and liked his service and style of doing business. So I placed a call and within days I had two marvelous instruments from which to pick.  I liked both, yet each had slightly different characteristics, as expected, and as indicated by Walter ahead of their arrival.  .. A week later I had my teacher try them. He recently went through the process of selecting from a very reputable dealer, so he knew what he wanted to find for me. Both instruments were deemed "great". One was a winner, based mostly on how I sounded on it. The other was clearly great, too. It would have been a keeper for my teacher had he needed one. I am pleased to recommend Walter Grabner for the purchase of new Buffets. A.S., PA.

Buffet E12F Bb #1248243

 

Professional performance, intermediate price!

 

E12F Bb

I have to tell you, I love this Buffet model. Wood body, silver keys, and a backpack style case, all for under $2000. I have several of my own students playing on the E12F and they are sounding fantastic. This is a great clarinet for the talented high school student, also for adult amateurs who want quality but do not want to spend $4000. 

This particular instrument will allow you to play with ease and confidence, with great tone and ntonation. What's not to like?

Price........................................................................................................................................................$2018

 

Buffet R13 Nickel Bb #700189

 

Freeblowing and Fun!

700189

Freeblowing with a wonderful warm sound. Very responsive and fun to play. No stuffiness here, the clarity of tone is pervasive throughout the entire range of the instrument. Highly recommended!

Price..................................................................................................................................................$3619


 


Buffet R13 Nickle #706316


Amazingly Responsive!


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Buffet did everything right on this clarinet. It is amazingly responsive. It almost feels alive in your hands. A great clarinet for that first chair player!

Price ..................................................................................................................................$3619


Buffet R13 Bb (Silver) #710206

 

Best R13 so far this year!

710206

If I was looking for a new Bb, I would buy this one! The best R13 I have tried this year. Hand-picked in Jacksonville by one of our greatest living clarinetists. You cannot buy a better clarinet than this one. It does it all.

Price..............................................................................................................................................................................$4092

 

Buffet Festival Bb #708261

 

A great clarinet!

708261



People who have bought Festivals from me are among my most satisfied customers. Simply put, the Festival has many of the characteristics of the most expensive clarinets at a price only slightly higher than an R13 Silver. With the alternate Eb/Ab, the premium quality unstained grenadilla, the metal end caps, and a leather case, the Festival puts you in the company of the "big guns."

This is a clarinet with a lovely, balanced tone, and even resistance thoughout the register changes. This equates to excellent facility and rapid articulation. A horn for a professional in every way.


Price...............................................................................................................................................................................$4746



Buffet Legende Bb #708240

 

Exquisite!

"BEST IN SHOW - NAMM 2018!!!!"

Legende


Exquisite! One of the best clarinets I have ever played! You have to try it! The model is a huge success for Buffet!

The Legende is a stunningly beautiful clarinet. here are more pictures.

SUMMER SPECIAL - I need to sell this clarinet before Fall, to make room for new inventory. If you are really interested in this clarinet, call me up and let's make a deal!

Price............................................................................................................................$7345