The A clarinet is built exactly as the B flat clarinet with a bit more length and sounding a semi-tone deeper. They also use the same mouthpiece. The A clarinet is dilligently used in classical music, probably most famously in Mozarts clarinet concerto. Most classical clarinettists own both an A and a B flat clarinet, so they can use the clarinet most suitable for the music they play.
Since the A clarinet is hardly ever used by beginners, almost exclusively professional and semi-professional models are produced. The Buffet models E13, RC, Festival and Tosca are made in both B flat and A.
All of our clarinets are adjusted and readied at our specialist workshop, and are sold with a 12 months guarantee of unlimited access to adjustments.