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  • Clarinet Boosey and Hawkes Emperor 593 Edgeware with case

    Clarinet Boosey and Hawkes Emperor 593. Very good condition.
    £72.00
    17 bids
    £7.50 postage
    Ending 26 Feb at 9:00PM GMT
  • Boosey & Hawkes B Flat Clarinet

    WE BOUGHT THIS CLARINET FOR OUR SON TO LEARN ON, SO IT'S GREAT FOR A BEGINNER. COMES FROM A SMOKE FREE HOME. THE CASE IS PLASTIC AND LINED WITH VELVET WITH NO RIPS.
    £32.67
    2 bids
    £7.50 postage
    Ending 20 Feb at 3:13PM GMT
  • Buffet Crampon Paris B12 Clarinet

    Buffet Crampon Paris B12 Clarinet in used condition in original case. Needs new reeds and Cork grease. Worked fine at last use but this was quite a few years ago.
    £100.00
    0 bids
    £8.00 postage
    Ending 20 Feb at 7:39PM GMT
  • Buffet E11 Bb clarinet wooden

    Buffet Bb Wooden E11 Clarinet in used but very good working condition. The ligature has been replaced for a fabric one and there is a Klondike clarinet sling included as well as a cotton handkerchief style pull through.
    £500.00
    Click & Collect
    Free P&P
  • Buffet crampon clarinet B12

    This clarinet used to belong to my son and has not been played for many years so I presume it will need a professional service. However it has been kept in the original case, all the pads press and release and there are no cracks, so all appears in good condition. It does not come with any reeds or the cleaning kit. The Crampon emblem is slightly worn and the clasp on the case is a bit rusty, as shown in the photos. I do not play the clarinet so can only give a visual description. Please message me if you have any questions. Sold as seen.
    £70.00
    0 bids
    £11.00 postage
    Ending 20 Feb at 6:47PM GMT
  • Boosey and Hawkes Clarinet in box

    Looks in good condition but I can't test because I don't play.  Buyer collects payment by PayPal or cash. Feel free to come and test.
    £25.00
    0 bids
    or Buy it now
    Ending 20 Feb at 5:30PM GMT
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  • Superb Boosey & Hawkes Emperor Clarinet in Bb - professionally refurbished

    As with all my instruments, this clarinet is designed to play, and provided with such refurbishment to avoid further expense in getting it to this condition. The instrument displays the usual characteristics of this model, with a clear sound, even from top to bottom.
    £440.00
    or Best Offer
    £11.00 postage
  • Buffet Crampon B12 Clarinet , Excellent Condition Serviced - New 4C Mouthpiece

    This clarinet is in excellent condition having been recently been serviced (jan 2017) Serial number 493389. Buffet B12 is the ideal student clarinet. It is made of durable ABS resin which creates a quality and sound similar grenadilla wood, used to create more advanced and professional clarinets.
    £179.99
    or Best Offer
    £11.99 postage
  • Boosey And Hawkes B12 Bb Clarinet With Case

    Clarinet in Bb with new buffet case. To be sold with a new reed and cork grease. Item would suit beginner. In fine working condition. The metal ring connecting the part between the barrel and mouth piece is damaged. This just means the metal ring sits on the mouth piece instead of the barrel. It has been like this for a number of years and doesn't affect the sound. See 5th picture for detail. I've also got 10 books listed as a music Bundle that would be great for beginners to intermediates which could be of interest. Item will be dispatched within 3 working days by 2nd Class Royal Mail Signed For
    £41.00
    5 bids
    £6.00 postage
    Ending 20 Feb at 8:16PM GMT
  • SUPERB 1962 BUFFET R13 Bb CLARINET FULLY OVERHAULED

    THE KEYS ARE IN HIGHLY POLISHED NICKLE SILVER AND ARE SUPERB, AND THE WOOD IS EXCELLENT LOVELY GRAIN WITH NO CRACKS ,PRESENT,REPAIRED OR OTHERWISE. FOR A PRE OWNED INSTRUMENT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO WEAR TO THE KEYS ETC and represents a saving of £1200 on the price of a new clarinet!
    £1,175.00
    £20.00 postage
  • Buffet Crampon E13 B Flat Clarinet - Beautiful

    Made from grenadilla wood with silver plated keywork the E13 produces an immaculate accuracy of tone and a bright, flexible sound. Supplied in the sleek traditional Buffet leather case. Buffet E13 Clarinet (used instrument).
    £745.00
    or Best Offer
    £4.89 postage
  • Vintage Warner Wooden Bb Clarinet

    Wooden Bb Clarinet. Has the name Warner on the bell and made in Czechoslovakia on the back. The clarinet does need some attention. The cork is very good on all joints. The thumb rest needs to be reattached probably with new screws and the top 2 trill keys are not springing back. I have played this clarinet in the past and it has a nice tone. Both top and bottom joints have matching serial numbers. The clarinet includes mouthpiece which is just stamped G8, ligature, mouthpiece cap and what I assume is the original case. This will be a lovely instrument to play after some maintenance work.
    £40.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending 21 Feb at 6:29PM GMT
  • Boosey and Hawkes Regent Clarinet in hard case

    Made by Boosey and Hawkes. Here we have my daughters Clarinet.
    £60.00
    0 bids
    Free P&P
    Ending 21 Feb at 7:32PM GMT
  • YAMAHA Nippon Gakki 26 Bb clarinet and hard case (0191) Professionally serviced.

    A first-class Yamaha Nippon Gakki 26 clarinet in superb condition. With a Yamaha Y23 mouthpiece and a good, strong Yamaha hard case. No cracks or splits in clarinet. Comes complete with a new pull through weighted cloth and a new cork grease, All that you need to obtain is your own personal choice of reed.
    £180.00
    £9.00 postage
  • Wooden Boosey & Hawkes The Edgware Bb Clarinet - Overhauled

    The keys have been disassembled, the key screws and shafts have been cleaned and oiled for free movement of keys. The Edgware emblem on the top joint is also slightly faded as is common over time. Presented for your kind consideration is a quality built Boosey and Hawkes wooden The Edgware made in England Bb clarinet.
    £255.00
    £4.00 postage
  • Selmer Clarinet

    Bundy Clarinet by The Selmer Corporation USA.
    £50.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending 20 Feb at 4:54PM GMT
  • Boosey and Hawkes Bb Clarinet, Offers Please, 1970''s

    Boosey and Hawkes Emperor wooden clarinet. I think this is from the 70's, serial number 346845. Came to me in a deal so unable to answer many questions about it ( took all my prowess just to put together ). Was informed it was recently serviced with new corks. Comes with a couple of mouth pieces ( receipt for £35 ). Don't think the plastic case is original but it fits very well. Looks to me to be in excellent condition but I know nothing about clarinets, viewing encouraged. PLEASE NOTE I HAVE PUT HIGH PRICE WITH OFFERS JUST BECAUSE I HAVE NO IDEA OF VALUE, PLEASE SEND SENSIBLE OFFERS Will consider guitar related gear as part payment
    £350.00
    or Best Offer
    £8.90 postage
  • Buffet Jupiter Clarinet JCL 931

    In good working order. Comes complete with non-original case. A good intermediate level clarinet.
    £99.00
    0 bids
    Free P&P
    Ending 20 Feb at 8:50PM GMT
  • Boosey and Hawkes Regent Clarinet in hard case

    Complete with hard case.
    £45.00
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 27 Feb at 6:47PM GMT
  • Excellent Boosey & Hawkes Emperor Clarinet in Bb - professionally refurbished

    Emperor Clarinet in Bb (c.1963) in Grenadilla Ebony. As with all my instruments, this clarinet is designed to play, and provided with such refurbishment to avoid further expense in getting it to this condition.
    £460.00
    or Best Offer
    £11.00 postage
  • Rosehill Clarinet With Case

    Rosehill Bb clarinet and case. Complete with case and Buffet mouthpiece.
    £60.00
    0 bids
    Free P&P
    Ending 20 Feb at 7:49AM GMT
  • Osborne Lime bb Clarinet

    Perfect Clarinet for a beginner, in good condition, my daughter has given up, hence the sale and the battered case. still fully protects the clarinet.
    £40.00
    0 bids
    £8.00 postage
    Ending 20 Feb at 10:27PM GMT
  • clarinet Besson & Co ltd

    A Besson & Co, Clarinet, of London. Including 3 books (Otto Langey). Fully serviced and played once since.
    £33.00
    3 bids
    Free P&P
    Ending 20 Feb at 11:10AM GMT
  • Buffet Crampon b12 Clarinet great condition

    Buffet b12 clarinet in excellent condition hardly used. Includes 6 Vandoren reeds and 1 Rico reed. Free collection in Northolt/ North Acton or delivery within the UK for £18
    £123.00
    3 bids
    £18.00 postage
    Ending 20 Feb at 9:56AM GMT
  • Yamaha 250 Bb Clarinet

    Good condition Bb clarinet ideal for beginners.  Bought from new in 2010, one user who went up to Grade 6 on it before upgrading.  Regularly serviced.  Yamaha case and 6c mouthpiece included.
    £145.00
    1 bid
    £4.89 postage
    Ending 20 Feb at 1:29PM GMT

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Clarinets

The modern clarinet dates back to the early 18th century. The instrument quickly became a staple of classical orchestras and as time went by, its versatility then saw it adopted by concert bands and jazz musicians.

Today there are 3 main forms of clarinet:

The Bb Soprano is the standard beginner’s instrument and is also most commonly used by professionals in orchestras and concert bands.

Clarinets can be made of either plastic or wood.

Plastic clarinets

  • Are generally intended for beginners and lower-intermediate players
  • Have a reasonable sound
  • Require less maintenance than wooden instruments but tend to have a shorter usable life
  • Are very robust and are better able to withstand being dropped or knocked
  • Can withstand rain and so can be played outdoors without damage
  • Tend to have nickel-plated keys, which are more durable than silver but can trigger allergies

Wooden clarinets

  • Are generally intended for upper-intermediate or professional players
  • Have a better sound than plastic clarinets
  • Require more maintenance but typically have a much longer usable life
  • Are much more liable to be damaged by incorrect handling
  • Need to be protected from water and therefore are best kept for indoor playing.
  • Tend to have silver- or even gold-plated keys

Most clarinets use a fingering system called the standard Boehm system.  There are, however, vintage and specialist clarinets which use other fingering systems. 

The clarinet offers many advantages to both child and adult learners.  It is:

  • Relatively compact and light compared to many other instruments
  • Quiet to practice
  • Possible to practice in small space (doesn’t need “bowing space” like a violin)
  • Easy to trade-on, when it’s time to move up to an intermediate or advanced instruments
  • Suitable for both those who wish to play solo and those who want to join a group

There are, however, a few important points to remember:

  • Very young children may find the clarinet’s key system too complicated for their small hands
  • People with braces may have difficulties with the mouthpiece
  • The keys and pads of a clarinet are easily damaged by incorrect handling.  When assembling or disassembling your clarinet, always handle the joints by the edges whenever possible.  If you must touch the keys, do so with the palm of your hand pressing down on them and your thumb on top