John Packer Clarinets
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These popular single reed instruments have a straight cylindrical tube with a flaring bell and are popular in concert bands and orchestras.
The clarinet is a popular and well known member of the single reed woodwind family. The standard model that many students learn on is tuned to Bb and comprises of five parts; a mouthpiece, barrel, upper joint, lower joint and bell. These instruments are easy to put together and durable making them a favourite with schools and the education system. A wide range of configurations of clarinet are available with the highest being Eb and the lowest a contra bass BBb. Although most higher end models are constructed from grenadilla wood, as technology progresses, clarinets are increasing being manufactured from ABS, Resin and even plastic.
Common manufacturers include Buffet, Selmer, Yamaha, Leblanc and JP.
A guide to buying your first Clarinet
In our experience, the clarinet is one of the most popular woodwind instrument for new players. It is very affordable, very portable and has a wide application across orchestra, windband and jazz ensembles. Many different types of clarinet are available but for new players, we strongly recommend the standard Bbmodel.
Buffet Student Clarinets (Prodige, E11, E12F and E13)
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