The Clarinets Direct Guide to selecting the right clarinet
|Young Child, Small hands, Beginner.
Player with health problems affecting finger position i.e. Arthritis
|Adult or older child, re-starting||B/C/D|
|Music Grades, 3-5||B/C|
|Music Grades, 5-8||C/D/E|
|Grade 8, Diploma and above.||D/E|
|X. Harmony and plateau clarinets.
New price, £125-1200.
Our Price £50-1600
|A. Resonite, Ebonite, Composite and plastic clarinets
New price, £275-600
Our Price £80-195
|B. Entry level wooden clarinets.
New price, £660-880
Our Price £225-695
|C. Semi-professional Wooden Clarinets.
New price, £750-1,400
Our Price £295-995
|D. Professional models.
New price, £1240-2,500
Our Price £395-1495
|E. Top professional models and hand made Clarinets.
New price, £1800+
Our Price, £645+
|Kinder Eb Clarinet
Plateau Bb Clarinets: Leblanc Vito, Leblanc, Noblet & Selmer
Yamaha; 250, 26 26II
Selmer; Bundy, CL 300 NB both Selmer USA
Jupiter; 631, 633
Bliss/Backun; 320, 310
B&H; Regent & Edgeware in plastic
|Buffet; E10/E11 & Evette.
Yamaha; 450, 34, 34II, 32
Selmer; CL100, 200
B&H; Wooden Edgeware
Early Howarth made by Marigaux
|Buffet; E13, Limite, Evette & Schaeffer, Master Model.
Yamaha; 650, 65, 62, 61, 52.Selmer Prologue
Leblanc; Sonata & Esprit, Noblet 40
|Buffet; C12, R13, RR13, RC, BC20, S1, Continentale, &
all pre- 1978 Buffets with Buffet stamp.
Yamaha; SE, AE, 81,82, 85 Customs.
Selmer; all models up to and including Series 10. And Odysee, Artys & Signature.
Leblanc; Concerto, Noblet Artist
B&H; Imperial 926 & Symphony 1010
|Buffet; Elite, DG, Vintage, Prestige, Festival & Tosca.
Leblanc; Opus, Ambiance
Selmer; St Louis, Privilege
Howarth; S2 & S3
Makers: Hammerschmidt, Seggelke, Wurlitzer, Albert, Rossi, Uebel, Eaton, etc
This is by no means a definitive list. C. D. takes no liability for any omissions or errors. The aim is a fairly comprehensive overview of the more common clarinets on the market; including some which are out of production.