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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.

In Stock!

I have a large batch of new R13's in silver and in nickel. Above is just a fraction of my new stock.  

If you are looking for a great new R13 (or Festival), contact me.

These clarinets are all prepped and ready to go. Give me a call - 847-987-5429 or 847-266-8644!

Come try some clarinets!


 

                                                                     Buffet R13 Bb Nickel #721805                                                            

Warm, beautiful R13 sound

721805

This clarinet plays with an incredibly beautiful tone. One that proves that Buffet is still the best choice. It proves that you do not have to spend $5000 or more to get a great clarinet.

Price................................................................................................................................ $3619.00

                                                                   Buffet R13 Bb Nickel #721738                                                            

Shimmering Tone Quality

#721738

This clarinet has a haunting, shimmering tone quality. When I play it, I hear Brahms or Dvorak Symphonies! A great instrument, with that "Principal Clarinet" feel.


Price................................................................................................................................ $3619.00

                                                                     Buffet R13 Bb Silver #722087                                                            

Win the audition with this clarinet!

#722087

This clarinet will help you win that important next audition. You'll sound great, with that rich Buffet R13 tone! 

Price..........................................................................................................$4092.00

                                                                      Buffet R13 Bb Silver #721320                                                            

Couldn't Put It Down!

#721320

When I tested this clarinet, I literally could not put it down! I tested it far longer than I needed to. It was just such a pleasure to play! Treat yourself to a fantastic instrument. 

Price.......................................................................................................... $4092.00

                                                                  Buffet R13 Bb Silver #722131                                                                

Have an important recital coming up?

#722131

The perfect clarinet for the recitalist! Plays with warmth, clarity, and authority. Impress your faculty jury or your colleagues! 

Price..........................................................................................................Call for $4092.00


                                                                    Buffet Festival Bb #712789                                                                  

An R13 with "extras"!

#712789

Not everyone knows that the Festival is a member of the R13 family. It is. It shares the same bore profile as the R13 and thus has the same creamy, warm tone we have grown to admire. But the Festival has other things to offer. Housed in a black leather case, it features Gortex pads, silver keys, the additional Ab/Eb key, and metal end caps. It also comes with two barrels:66 and 65 mm. Enjoy this special clarinet! It will take you far!

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

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. You cannot tell that they are not playing an R-13. 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. 

I picked this particular clarinet for its wonderful ease of playing. It allows you to perform with great tone and intonation.


Price........................................................................................................................................................$2058.00

IN STORE DEMO MODEL PRICE - $1,295!!!!!

 



 




 
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