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Walter Grabner

991Wildwood Lane 

Highland Park, IL 60035


                            


Personally Selected Clarinets

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We all love to visit showrooms and try out dozens of clarinets. However, this option is becoming more difficult every day. Travel to such places costs time and money, and the selection is often much smaller than it used to be.

The other alternative, buying a clarinet by internet or catalog, is frustratingly distant. Here is a different approach:

Below I profile NEW BUFFET clarinets from my stock. Each one is set up and ready for you to play in concert or rehearsal.

I show you the actual instrument, identified by serial number. I tell you what I like about it and why I selected it for sale to my very discriminating customer base.

If you are interested, you can then purchase it (on a one week trial) or call/email me with questions on further specifics.

 

 Personally selected clarinets *

 

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 51 clarinets, over a period of 6 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 Tosca Bb #692877

 

  One Great Clarinet!

 

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This is wonderful Tosca, with a rich powerful tone. With its projection, you will never have to worry about being heard. Great clarinet for the Principal Clarinetist! It has my highest recommendation.

Price........................................................................................................................................$7510


Buffet Festival Bb #691822

 

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!


 

 

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You know that feeling, when you try a friend's clarinet and you say, "Oh, I wish I could find an instrument like yours?"  Well, that is what your friends are going to be saying when they try this clarinet. It does EVERYTHING great and is so fun to play.


I give it my highest recommendation.




 

Price....................................................................................................$4520



Buffet R13 Bb Silver #699475


  Run, don't walk to the phone!

$200 off until June 30.

R13 699475

Perfect in every way. Great tone, balanced resistance, excellent response, fine intonation. The best R13 Bb I have seen this year. I give it my highest recommendation!

Price............................................................................................................$3993



Buffet R13 Bb Nickel #695491


  Everything you expect in an R13!

$200 Off through June 30.


R13 695491


This is a very attractive clarinet with a big, warm, rich sound and blows very freely - a professional horn in every way.  Great for solo or orchestral use. I give it my highest recommendation! Buy it now!



Price........................................................................................................................................$3531


 


Buffet R13 Bb Nickel #696055


  Superb!

$200 Off through June 30.


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Please forgive all the superlatives. This is the best batch or R13's I have ever offered. You can't go wrong with  any of them. This clarinet has a very broad, rich sound - easy, very smooth to play. I'd play a recital on this clarinet tomorrow!

 
Price........................................................................................................................................$3531




Buffet E12F Bb #1230983


Almost an R13?

Sorry, this one is sold!

 

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If you haven not tried the E12F, you are missing out. They are a wonderfully sturdy horn, made from beautiful granadilla wood with silver plated keys. Made in France and assembled in Germany. Extremely high quality for an intermediate priced horn. Truthfully, I have most of my high school students playing on them.  This particular horn was personally selected for it's rich tone and excellent  response.

 

Price......................................................................................................$1922