The Bb clarinet is the most common type of clarinet and the one you typically mean when you simply say 'clarinet'.

95% of all clarinetists play the Bb clarinet (also known as the soprano clarinet), and the instrument is the starting point for the rest of the clarinet family. The lowest note of the Bb clarinet is E (sounding D), two octaves below the middle C. 

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Your choice:

Student clarinet from Buffet Crampon. 

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Material: ABS Resin. 
Mekanik: Silver plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Buffet Prodige Bb Clarinet

4.140,00

Excellent beginner's clarinet in ABS resin. 

Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 17/6. 
Pads: Valentino fish skin pads.

Yamaha YCL-255S Bb Clarinet. 

 

4.162,50

Affordable intermediate clarinet. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Valentino fish skin. 

Yamaha YCL-450 Bb Clarinet. 

7.746,75

Excellent intermediate clarinet. 

Material: Grenadilla, ebonite core. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Double fish skin pads. 

Yamaha YCL-450M Duet+

8.222,00

Semi-professional quality clarinet. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Double fish skin pads. 

Yamaha YCL-650 Bb Clarinet. 

9.594,00

Intermediate clarinet from Buffet. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 17/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Buffet E12F Bb Clarinet. 

10.000,00

Level: Professional
Material: Grenadilla
Keywork: Silver-plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Cork and leather.

Serial no: D5280
Year: 1977. 

Selmer Series 10G Bb Clarinet pre-owned

10.495,00

Semi-professional clarinet from Buffet. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Buffet E13 Bb Clarinet. 

12.418,00

Quality intermediate clarinet. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Synthetic Custom Valentino. 

Leblanc Bliss LB210S Bb Clarinet. 

12.900,00

Professional clarinet from Yamaha. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver-plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Yamaha Custom YCL-CX 02 Bb Clarinet. 

16.690,00

Professional clarinet from Yamaha. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver-plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Yamaha Custom YCL-CSVR Bb Clarinet. 

21.028,00

Professional clarinet from Selmer. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6.
Pads: Valentino. 

Selmer SeleS Presence Bb Clarinet. 

21.960,00

Professional clarinet from Yamaha.

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Yamaha Custom YCL-CSGIII 02.

Price from
23.159,25

Professional Buffet clarinet. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Key work: Silver plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Leather and cork. 

Buffet RC Bb Clarinet. 

25.105,00

Professional Buffet clarinet. 

Material: GreenLine. 
Key work: Silver plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Leather and cork. 

Buffet RC GL Bb Clarinet

25.105,00

Professional clarinet from yamaha. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Double fish skin pads. 

Yamaha Custom YCL-SEVR Bb Clarinet. 

25.325,10

Professional Buffet clarinet. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Key work: Silver plated, 18/6. 
Pads: Leather and cork. 

Buffet RC Bb Clarinet Eb-lever. 

26.748,00

Professional Buffet clarinet. 

Material: GreenLine
Key work: Silver plated, 18/6. 
Pads: Leather and cork.  

Buffet RC GL Bb Clarinet Eb-lever

26.748,00

Level: Professional
Material: Grenadilla wood 
Serial No. Bb:F209168 - A:F161660
Year:1980 & 1975

Buffet RC and R13 clarinet set (pre-owned)

26.900,00

Level: Professional.
Material: Grenadilla.
Keywork: Silver-plated, 17/6.
Pads: Leather and cork.

Serial no: Bb: F195059 - A: F211151.
Year: Bb: 1979 - A: 1981.

Buffet RC pair of clarinets pre-owned

28.000,00

Material: Grenadilla
Keywork: Silver-plated17/6
Pads: Cork and leather
Serial no. F511890 (Bb) F546528 (A)

Buffet RC clarinet set pre-owned

29.900,00

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla or GreenLine. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6. 
Pads: Goretex and cork.

Buffet Festival Clarinet Bb 

34.749,00

Professional clarinet from Selmer. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver-plated, with Eb-lever.
Pads: Cork/ leather/goretex.

Selmer Privilege Bb clarinet

35.970,00

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 18/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Selmer Recital Clarinet Bb. 

36.747,00

Professional clarinet from Buffet. 

Material: Grenadilla
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6, F-correction. 
Pads: Goretex. 

Buffet Tradition Bb clarinet. 

37.290,00

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Selmer Signature Clarinet Bb. 

38.660,00

Fantastic clarinet from Buffet. 

Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6 with F correction. 
Pads: Goretex and cork.

Buffet Tosca Bb Clarinet. 

47.097,00

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla with GreenLine in the tone hole. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6 with F correction.
Pads: Goretex and cork. 

Buffet Divine Clarinet Bb

58.190,00

More on clarinets

Material

Professional clarinets are most often made in the wood type grenadilla and beginner clarinets in the plastic ABS Resin, which has many of the same acoustic qualities as wood. Grenadilla is a hardwood that is related to ebony. Because of overharvesting, this precious type of wood has been certified.

The wood for the grenadilla clarinets is stored and dried before building clarinets from it. Grenadilla is available in different qualities in terms of hardness and uniformity. For the professional clarinets, you use the finest and most well-stored wood and for the school models in grenadilla, you use the less perfect wood which is stored for a shorter time.


Bore

We find the bore on the inside of the clarinet. It is a term for the diameter of the cavity in the body of the clarinet. The bore is conical, ie. it gradually gets bigger down towards the bell.

In addition to the choice of material, there is also a difference in the bore. The bore has a great impact on the sound, the resistance in the instrument, and the musical expression you want to get out of the clarinet.


Pads

The clarinet pad sits inside the key and ensures that the tone holes are closed completely tightly when the key is closed. There is a bunch of ​​different clarinet pads available that use different airtight material as a seal.

  • Fish bladder: traditional, inexpensive.
  • Leather: lasts a long time.
  • Cork: hard material, cheap, good for the smallest tone holes.
  • GoreTex: durable and slightly more expensive than the other materials.

Cracks

When you buy a clarinet in grenadilla, it must be played in. This is because wood is a material that is affected by fluctuations in temperature and humidity. If you expose wood to extreme changes, which you do when you play, it can work a little, and if you are unlucky it can crack. If the accident should be out and you get a crack in your clarinet, we can help you to glue the crack so that the clarinet becomes tight again and so you can hardly see the crack. Clarinets in ABS resin usually do not crack.


Maintenance

We recommend that you wipe your instrument after use and store it in the instrument case when you are not playing it. Once a year, you should have your clarinet inspected by an instrument technician, as small leaks and blurs will appear in the mechanics when you play the instrument.

All our clarinets are delivered prepared at our specialist workshop and are sold with a free service check within 6 months from the date of purchase.