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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 #707286

 

Responsive with full rich tone!


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This is an excellent R13 Bb. What I particularly like about this clarinet is the full rich tone and the very quick response. Excellent clarinet to help with all those fast tonguing passages in Mendelssohn. Very freeblowing! You can't go wrong with this clarinet!

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

Buffet R13 Nickel Bb #700189

 

Freeblowing and Fun!

 

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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 Silver #708701

 

Win your audition with this clarinet!

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Win your next audition! This clarinet does everything well, with a beautiful tone, rapid response, and excellent intonation. Simply a great horn. Grab it before it is gone. It has my highest recommendation.

Price.......................................................................................................................................$4094


Buffet R13 Silver #702717

 

That Dark Buffet R13 Tone!


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This R13 has the darkest tone of the bunch. If you are particularly looking for that dark, rich, warm tone, reminiscent of the 20th century's finest clarinetists, this might be the horn for you.

Price.......................................................................................................................................$4094



Buffet Festival Bb #708261

 

A great clarinet!

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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 Festival Bb #709739

 

Rich, Dark Tone!


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A wonderful clarinet with rich, dark tone, and excellent intonation. Beautiful, unstained grenadilla wood. Great fun to play!  Highly recommended!

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.

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