• Graduate Clarinet Rundell, Carte

    Graduate Clarinet Rundell, Carte. This has been in storage for 17 years. Has been tested by a clarinet player who says plays well and all it needs is some reeds to be used. It appears to have have been well looked after with only some bite marks around the mouth peice (pictured) which I guess would be to be expected of a used musical instrument. PayPal only, sorry UK only, no overseas buyers.
    £29.99
    0 bids
    £9.00 postage
    Ending Today at 10:49AM BST37m 47s
  • Clarinet

    CLARINET IN CLEAN CONDITION BUT OTHER THAN THAT I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT
    £20.00
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Today at 2:30PM BST4h 18m
  • Yamaha YCL-250SUK Clarinet

    £99.99
    1 bid
    £9.95 postage
    Ending Today at 7:02PM BST8h 50mBrand: Yamaha
  • New listingBuffet B12 Clarinet In Good Working Condition With Hard Case

    Buffet B12 Clarinet in good used condition. Comes with original hard case, two reeds and cork grease. Keys a little tarnished, as shown in picture, but in a good playing order. Any questions, please ask.
    £90.00
    £8.95 postage
  • Buffet Prestige Bb Leather Clarinet Case

    Tosca is gone. So I no longer need this.
    £149.95
    Brand: Buffet Crampon
    £10.00 postage
  • Buffet wooden clarinet E 11 ?

    This is a buffet wooden clarinet made In Germany serial numbers Do match up. Iam not 100% sure but I believe this is model E11. may need a service nocase or mouthpiece.
    £260.00
    Click & Collect
    Free postage
  • Buffet E13 Bb Ruck Sack Style Clarinet Case

    It's designed for the Buffet E13. But will work with any other Buffet or Yamaha Bb Clarinet. If I see something I want and the price is right. I want to buy it. Not faff around for a week.
    £45.00
    Brand: Buffet Crampon
    Free postage
  • Clarinet in case

    A clarinet in excellent condition hardly been used as the inner musician never appeared. The pads and cork look good and the body and keys have no noticeable scratches or markings. Comes with a hard case, three reeds and some cork grease.
    £38.00
    8 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Today at 11:57AM BST1h 45m
  • SELMER PROFESSIONAL CLARINET ( MODEL ODYSSEY)

    IT COMES COMPLETE WITH SELMER LITE CASE. THE ONLY SIGNS OF WEAR & TEAR ARE TO THE ARE TO THE SELMER LOGOS ON THE BARREL,BELL & TOP JOINT. THIS IS ALSO IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. NO CRACKS OR EVIDENCE OF PREVIOUS REPAIRS.
    £750.00
    Brand: Selmer
    £16.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • F Buisson model 90 clarinet

    F Buisson clarinet model 90, think it`s marked "Dallas" and "London" shown in pic. I know nothing about this, I don`t know anything about playing the clarinet, and I can`t get a note out of it, so I`ve tried to show everything in the pic`s so you can make your own mind up about it.
    £40.00
    2 bids
    £6.10 postage
    Ending Today at 8:58PM BST10h 46m
  • CLARINET STAGG 77-C in Hard Case

    Good condition, all dust sheets etc, might need a bit of a polish up but otherwise good.
    £29.99
    0 bids
    £6.00 postage
    Ending Today at 3:01PM BST4h 48m
  • Wiseman Clarinet in Case

    Wiseman clarinet, bought for my daughter who used it for c 1 year (lighter than her previous Boosey and Hawkes one). 2 Vandoren Reeds.
    £45.00
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
  • K&M 15222 - Clarinet Stand - Plastic with 4 Legs - Packs Compact & Portable

    Good quality stand. Narrower leg base than AJS111 three leg version. Bookmark Us.
    £11.91
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Thu, Aug 24
    FAST & FREE
    Brand: K & M
    Only 1 left!
  • New listingBoosey & Hawkes Edgware Vintage Clarinet

    Boosey & Hawkes Edgware Wooden Clarinet in great condition. All the corks are tight and the pads look good, no splits cracks or repairs. B&H Mouthpiece. Comes in a nice period blue leatherette case with the B&H logo. The only down is the bell ring needs replaced. Serial no 555590 Made in England.
    £145.00
    Brand: Boosey & Hawkes
    £11.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Beautiful Selmer Prologue wooden clarinet, second-hand, ebony & silver

    Selmer Prologue wooden clarinet, second-hand but in fantastic condition. Made in France, year of manufacture approx 1992-1993, serial number F7260, mouthpiece C85. Comes complete with original padded zip carry case and polishing cloth. Hasn't been played for a few years, may need re-corking but plays very nicely. I'd love for it to go to somebody who will play it and love it! A great instrument by one of most renowned companies, in ebony & silver.
    £500.00
    Brand: Selmer
    £5.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • LOVELY WOODEN BOOSEY & HAWKES CLARINET Hard Case Music

    In good very condition clarinet in hard case
    £105.00
    Brand: Boosey & Hawkes
    £8.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Buffet R13 Prestige Bb Clarinet

    Well, I wasn't going to be duped again. which has the latest buffet logo engraving. The outer box is in great condition as well as the felt case protector. The case is leather with a combination lock.
    £2,650.00
    Brand: Buffet Crampon
    £28.00 postage
  • Buffet B12 Clarinet

    Beautiful condition any questions please ask
    £101.00
    5 bids
    £8.95 postage
    Ending Today at 2:06PM BST3h 54mBrand: Buffet Crampon
  • clarinet boosey hawkes

    Used clarinet in original box.
    £30.00
    0 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Friday at 9:32PM BST2d 11hBrand: Boosey & Hawkes
  • boosey and hawkes clarinet

    Both are used, and need a clean but in very good working condition.
    £35.00
    1 bid
    £12.50 postage
    Ending Thursday at 6:42PM BST1d 8hBrand: Boosey & Hawkes
  • VINTAGE MINIATURE CLARINET

    An excellent miniature model of a clarinet measuring 6.25 inches long.Comes in a faux leather case.Vintage faithful copy of the real instrument.
    £9.99
    0 bids
    £3.90 postage
    Ending Sunday at 2:54PM BST4d 4h
  • Artemis clarinet

    This is my daughters Clarinet. She no longer plays. It is in excellent condition and retails at £229 ( nearly £300 in some places). The Artemis logo has faded ( this happens to all of them after very little use). The case is in really excellent condition other than one of the plastic D rings is missing for the shoulder strap. This would be easy to sort. Any questions please ask.
    £79.99
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Today at 12:07PM BST1h 55m
  • Buffet E11 Clarinet Pre-Owned Very Good condition

    Buffet Crampton E11 Bb clarinet. Just one owner, haven't played for a couple of years now so have decided to sell. Very good condition. Offers welcome :)
    £400.00
    £5.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Boosey And Hawkes Regent Clarinet

    I used it to learn with. Mouth piece cover is cracked but still does the job and can be picked up very cheap. All corks in good condition too!
    £15.00
    1 bid
    £13.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 7:54PM BST1d 9hBrand: Boosey & Hawkes
  • Pair of Boosey & Hawkes SYMPHONY 1010 A & Bb Clarinet

    Boosey & Hawkes SYMPHONY 1010 A & Bb Clarinets. working order might need minor tweaking. pads are in VG condition.
    £1,295.00
    Brand: Boosey & Hawkes
    £20.00 postage
  • Boosey and Hawkes Regent Clarinet

    This was lent to a good friend about 10 years ago. They had it refurbished and used it for a couple of years.
    £70.00
    Brand: Boosey & Hawkes
    £16.85 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Albert System Clarinet

    This clarinet has been regularly oiled and playes well. There is no case.
    £60.00
    0 bids
    £8.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 7:39PM BST2d 9h
  • Buffet R13 "C" clarinet (grenadilla) Portnoy bp02 mouthpiece and hard case

    Mouthpiece and ligature in the photo not available. I can provide the Portnoy mouthpiece,buffet ligature and the buffet mouthpiece cap but it takes any B flat clarinet mouthpiece anyway. I rang Howarths for some extra enquiries at the time since it was a mystery that it was an R13 and they told me Buffet made the R13 C clarinet between 1950 and 1970.
    £1,895.00
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
  • Antique Pan American Metal Clarinet needs full overhaul

    Antique Pan American Metal Clarinet. in hard case.
    £150.00
    Click & Collect
    £12.00 postage
  • Yamaha Clarinet 26ii With Hard Case

    Yamaha clarinet 26 ii in original hard case it does have initials on the case but should come off Checked for cracks it could do with a clean but in useable condition some surface scratches but shiny one cork has slight damage but does not affect the fit or use clarinet fits together as a tight fit Overall a good honest instrument Free uk post
    £105.00
    Click & Collect
    FAST & FREE
    Brand: Yamaha
  • Odyssey premiere Bb clarinet

    This clarinet is in perfect condition; hardly ever used. Ideal for learners and beginners. I have bought a new reed which is unused and still in its wrapper. The clarinet comes with a neat, light carry case making the clarinet easily stowable and transportable.
    £40.00
    0 bids
    £3.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 4:30PM BST1d 6hBrand: Odyssey
  • Gear4Music Clarinet

    Good used condition. Cleaners and used rico cork grease.
    £49.99
    £4.70 postage
  • Yamaha 255 Clarinet

    Clarinet appears to be in excellent condition with only a few marks and scuffs on the body. Metal parts may need polished. All appears to function as it should and parts move with ease. I have tried to show what marks I have noticed in the photos.
    £149.00
    Click & Collect
    £8.55 postage
    Brand: Yamaha
  • Buffet Pre 13 clarinet

    Buffet pre 13 clarinet Made in France. Clarinet in full working order. Excellent playing order. Expect imperfections cosmetically as it's an older used clarinet so has had a good bit of use. Good for semi pro player or upgrade.
    £525.00
    Brand: Buffet Crampon
    £14.00 postage
  • Wooden Imperial Bb Clarinet Overhauled

    The clarinet is presented in excellent cosmetic and functional condition having been overhauled. The clarinet benefits from I have carried out repair services for local education authorities along side my position of a teacher of clarinet and flute.
    £340.00
    £12.00 postage
  • Nice NOBLET A clarinet Made in France

    NiceNOBLET Paris artist A clarinet Made in France. comes in case will include selmer mouthpiece.
    £425.00
    Click & Collect
    £14.00 postage
  • Vintage Clarinet In Case

    In Case.
    £20.00
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 28 Aug at 8:48PM BST5d 10h
  • Boosey and Hawkes Clarinet with case.

    This clarinet was bought last year with the intention of learning to play; this did not happen!
    £55.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 4:15PM BST2d 6hBrand: Boosey & Hawkes
  • Windcraft Bb Clarinet Swab - Chamois Style

    Chamois style for extra absorbency. FAQ's.
    £2.53
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Thu, Aug 24
    FAST & FREE
  • BUFFET A PARIS /CRAMPON&Cie'clarinet B10 (excellent condition)

    Very good ,well presented instrument ,original box and still with its original cork wax.
    £170.00
    Brand: Buffet Crampon
    £5.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Buffet R13 A Clarinet - Prestine Condition - Owned by Pro

    I am a professional clarinetist, I studied at the Royal Academy of Music and bought this 18 Key R13 Buffet A clarinet as a spare. on the left hand. Makes a beautiful sound!
    £1,495.00
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Thu, Aug 24
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Buffet Crampon
    FAST & FREE
  • B & H BANDHITE CLARINET

    IT WAS IN MY GRANDMOTHERS HOUSE AND WAS GIVEN TO ME WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY. THEREFORE IT IS SOLD AS IS. GOOD LUCK.
    £25.00
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:00PM BST4d 8h
  • Clarinet

    Has been used a handful of times before giving up lessons. Some wear but nothing more than would be expected after small use with a new instrument.
    £80.00
    £8.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Wooden Selmer Bb Clarinet - Overhauled

    I have carried out repair services for local education authorities along side my position of a teacher of clarinet and flute. My specialist area and most chosen area is enjoying refurbishing and restoring of older quality instruments bringing them back into service.
    £399.00
    Brand: Selmer
    £8.00 postage
  • Boosey & Hawkes wooden Edgware Bb clarinet in excellent condition

    A B&H wooden Edgware Bb clarinet in excellent condition.The wood and keys are clean and shiny,and the instrument plays very well.Dates from about 1980.
    £175.00
    Brand: Boosey & Hawkes
    Free postage
  • Vintage Couesnon Bb Boehm Wood Clarinet Made in France

    In hard case.
    £145.00
    Click & Collect
    £12.00 postage
  • Aklot Bb Clarinet Bakelite Body 17 Brass Nickel Plated Keys With Case TunerStand

    Beautiful Brass Nickel Plated Keys. High Grade Bakelite Body. Clarinet Feature Key Number: 17. 1 x Pro-Deluxe Durable Plush-Lined Nylon Covered Light Weight Soft Case with Shoulder Strap and Zipper Pocket.
    £69.33
    Was: Previous price£72.98
    Free postage
    2 watching
  • B Flat Clarinet GERMAN SYSTEM Yamaha 457-20 Model In Excellent Condition

    This clarinet would suit anyone who would like to play a wooden clarinet with character and German fingering, developed from the classical instrument, and for which charts are available online. I play both German and Boehm system clarinets, and think that the German ones have a richer sound, although that could be just me.
    £400.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    £10.00 postage
    or Best Offer
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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
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