• Windcraft Cork Grease - Lipstick Style - For Woodwinds Clarinet/Sax/Oboe

    Excellent value cork grease. Suitable for clarinet joints, oboe joints and sax crook corks. This premium cork grease is made in the USA and is perfect for storing in an instrument case so it's always on hand.
    67 sold
  • Professional ABS Black Bb Double Tube High-Grade Clarinet + Care Kit + 11 Reeds

    Features: 100% Brand new and high quality! NICKEL Bb 17 Keys Undercut tone holes - Improves tone and faster response Power forged keywork, preplated in copper and finished in silver plate - Long lasting finish and   comfortable feel.
    Top Rated Plus
    Free postage
    124 sold
  • Bb Clarinet Student Beginner Professional School Band w/ Case, Care Kit, 17 Key

    1 x New Quality Clarinet Wood Finish W/Case Ebonite Bakelite Clarinet Kit. B Flat Clarinet. Ebonite Body w/Wood Finish. Nickel Silver Plated Keys. Mouth Piece and Reed. 1 x Box. 1 x Clip. 1 x Piano Wiper.
    Top Rated Plus
    Free postage
    14 sold
  • Trevor James (TJJ) Bb CL10 S Clarinet - used with carry case.

    A good starter clarinet, it is used, but is complete and my daughter assures me you can get a tune out of it.
    Brand: Trevor James
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • Nuvo Clarineo - Black - Brand New - Perfect for Beginners - Fast Delivery.

    Just blow the clarinet more compact and lighter than lightweight, other Reed instruments, the sound is possible. Design effortlessly handle in plastic and small hands of children or women's body. Because C is the same recorder sheet music for piano and recorder enjoyed playing.
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
    4 watching
  • New listingbuffet champion clarinet

    I am unable to give much detail on key etc as have no knowledge. owner deceased. iwould say fair condition and suitable for learner?.
    4 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 27 Oct at 10:38AM BST6d 11hBrand: Buffet Crampon
  • Buffet E11 Clarinet In A

    For auction a Buffet E11 Clarinet in the key of A. The instrument is in excellent condition and free of any cracks or chips to the wood. The key work functions perfectly but would probably benefit from a polish and a service and a few pads replaced. The instrument plays fine without issue and has a fantastic tone. The case is in good condition but has some slight damage to the handle which does not effect the protection the case provides. If you require any further photographs or information please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. UK ONLY AUCTION THANK YOU FOR LOOKING.
    11 bids
    £9.95 postage
    Ending 23 Oct at 7:16PM BST2d 20hClick & CollectBrand: Buffet Crampon
  • Windcraft Key Oil

    This Windcraft premium key oil for woodwind instruments is made in the USA and supplied in a plastic bottle with screw top and plastic nozzle for easy application to a small area. Correct use of key oil on all the major working points of your woodwind instruments keywork will ensure a smooth action without any loss in performance.

    An Original Paris Made Buffet Crampon Sistem A Wooden Clarinet. No cracks, dents or splits to the Woodwork, just surface patina of age and use, the Joints and the Body are in very good structural order, as shown clearly.
    5 bids
    £4.95 postage
    Ending 29 Oct at 8:20PM GMT8d 22hBrand: Buffet Crampon
  • Lark Clarinet with case+ A extra Bill lewinton mouth piece.

    Clarinet with case and extra mouth piece.
    6 bids
    £6.95 postage
    Ending Today at 11:39PM BST27m 16s
  • SMS Academy Clarinet in soft case

    SMS Academy clarinet in soft carriable case. Body of instrument dicoloured due to being in sun but still works as normal. All necessary parts included and intact along with a cleaning cloth and five unused 'Rico' reeds.
    8 bids
    £3.99 postage
    Ending Sunday at 5:13PM BST1d 18h
  • Boosey and Hawkes Regent Bb Clarinet 1971 - professionally refurbished

    As with all my instruments, this one is designed to play, and is provided with such refurbishment to avoid any further expense in getting it to this condition. This one plays perfectly top to bottom, and is an ideal instrument for a beginner or one wishing to replace an older instrument.
    Click & Collect
    £11.00 postage
    Brand: Boosey & Hawkes
    or Best Offer
  • Yamaha 250 Clarinet

    Cork Grease and Reeds as Shown, Owner's Manual etc. 6C Mouthpiece.
    19 bids
    £4.39 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:08PM BST1d 20hBrand: Yamaha
  • Clarinet Boosey and Hawkes Cased Clarinet

    An old clarinet needing a good clean (please study photos carefully). Comes with a case, the case hinges and metal parts are tarnished (again please see photos). After a clean it looks like it would be suitable for someone who's beginning to learn the instrument. Any questions please ask.
    4 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:13PM BST1d 21hBrand: Boosey & Hawkes
  • Wooden Clarinet Made By Warner Of Czechoslovak

    Wooden Clarinet. Made in Czechoslovak by a company called Warner. Comes with a mouthpiece and a lovely case.
    9 bids
    £12.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:10PM BST1d 20h

    2 bids
    £8.00 postage
    Ending 23 Oct at 12:53PM BST2d 13hBrand: Bundy
  • Rico Royal Bb Clarinet Reeds 10 BOX 1.5 2 2.5 3 Free Delivery

    Click & Collect
    Brand: Rico
    57 sold
  • New listingYamaha YCL 26ii Clarinet and Case with extras - Pre-owned in Good Condition

    Musicians who are just beginning to play deserve to start out with the best instrument in its class, The YCL-26II will enhance the sound of the beginning player. It's a strong instrument that requires minimal maintenance, important for both students and parents when making a significant purchasing decision.
    0 bids
    £7.00 postage
    Ending 30 Oct at 2:24PM GMT9d 16hBrand: Yamaha
  • Clarinet Evette Buffet Crampon Musical Instrument Woodwind

    Clarinet Evette Buffet Crampon. This clarinet comes in its brown, red velvet lined, case. Also with reeds and Vaseline tubs. This item came into our charity shop and is being sold for Prickles Hedgehog Rescue in Cheddar. Please see our other items for sale.
    4 bids
    £13.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 3:19PM BST1d 16hBrand: Buffet Crampon
  • odyssey clarinet suitable for beginner

    Suitable for beginner.
    1 bid
    £6.00 postage
    Ending 25 Oct at 4:27PM BST4d 17hBrand: Odyssey
  • Clarinet Buffet Crampon B12

    Clarinets are definitely not my strong point, so please feel free to ask questions if I have missed anything important out Brought this a year or so ago, it was a new project where I would learn the clarinet whilst trying to get it to look more pleasing to the eye (as you can hopefully see from the photos it does look a bit weathered). Sadly, I haven't had time for it. Playing wise, all the buttons seem to move however you will most likely need new reeds, as all the ones in the box are not great.
    7 bids
    £8.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:30PM BST1d 17hBrand: Buffet Crampon
  • Vintage Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet

    Clarinet in hard case, although it is quite old this lovely clarinet is in good working order. Comes with several reeds.
    4 bids
    £4.50 postage
    Ending 24 Oct at 4:37PM BST3d 17hBrand: Boosey & Hawkes
  • Buffet Crampon A Paris B12, Bb clarinet + case Professionally serviced

    The Clarinet as been well maintained and everything is working as it should. There are no missing parts and it comes with a cleaning cloth and two reeds.
    1 bid
    £6.80 postage
    Ending 24 Oct at 3:58PM BST3d 16hBrand: Buffet Crampon

    Complete original instrument, not a marriage of parts, and comes in its original Yamaha case. The kit includes the ligature and mouthpiece cap, four spare No 2 reeds by Vandoren Paris and some cork grease.
    0 bids
    £6.90 postage
    Ending 27 Oct at 7:04PM BST6d 19hClick & CollectBrand: Yamaha
  • LINDO Black Clarinet in Hard Case

    In very good condition. Hard case needs some attention.
    1 bid
    £5.50 postage
    Ending 25 Oct at 6:36PM BST4d 19h
  • Ferris Bb Clarinet With Canvas Case

    17 bids
    £5.99 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:03PM BST1d 21h
  • Yamaha 26ii Bb Clarinet With Case refurbished little used

    3 bids
    £8.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 4:11PM BST16h 59mBrand: Yamaha
  • New listingYAMAHA 26ii Bb clarinet with hard case (0210) Professionally serviced

    A first-class Yamaha 26ii clarinet. With a Yamaha 4c mouthpiece, nickle plated keys 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.
    Brand: Yamaha
    £9.00 postage
  • Purple Clarinet

    Hasn't been used in a couple of years but in perfect working conditions. Comes with 8 Reeds
    1 bid
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 24 Oct at 12:45PM BST3d 13h
  • Clarinet Mouthpiece, Buffet Crampon & Paris

    Buffet, Crampon & Paris Clarinet mouthpiece
    3 bids
    £4.50 postage
    Ending 23 Oct at 8:08PM BST2d 20hBrand: Buffet Crampon
  • Wooden clarinet with carry case, clarinet stand and music stand

    Second hand clarinet that fits together and plays very well. Perfect for beginners. Includes carry case with cleaning cloth, clarinet stand and music stand. Collection in person welcome from Newton Longville near Milton Keynes.
    2 bidsEnding Saturday at 2:03PM BST14h 51mCollection in person
  • School Band Clarinet Bakelite 17 Key Bb Flat Soprano Nickel w/ Case + Care Kit

    1 x New Quality Clarinet Wood Finish W/Case Ebonite Bakelite Clarinet Kit. B Flat Clarinet. Nickel Silver Plated Keys. Ebonite Body w/Wood Finish. Material: Bakelite. Mouth Piece and Reed. 1 x Box. 1 x Clip.
    Top Rated Plus
    Free postage
  • Selmer Bundy Clarinet

    A Selmer Bundy clarinet which comes complete with carrying case, reeds, cleaning brushes and cork grease. This was purchased a few years ago in USA for my daughter but she only had a handful of lessons and decided it wasn’t for her so it’s had very little use.
    1 bid
    £7.00 postage
    Ending 23 Oct at 3:16PM BST2d 16hClick & CollectBrand: Bundy

    Used condition - ideal for someone who wants to refurbish the instrument. Comes with case and some reeds (used).
    1 bid
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 25 Oct at 2:23PM BST4d 15hBrand: Boosey & Hawkes
  • (W4) Lyons Practice Clarinet

    This item is a plastic practice clarinet, It appears to be in good condition but as none of us at the warehouse can play the instrument we can't say for sure. Important Information. No Cracks. Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
    0 bids
    £2.95 postage
    Ending 26 Oct at 11:05PM BST5d 23hBrand: Lyons
  • Buffet crampon clarinet

    Clarinet. Buffet Crampon & Cie B10. In hard case. Case has a few scuff marks but clarinet itself in good condition. Has always been kept in case.
    3 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 10:24AM BST1d 11hBrand: Buffet Crampon
  • Vintage wood Bb clarinet..

    No mouthpiece. Pads and corks look O K. No cracks. Comes in a protective case. Name rubbed off years ago.
    1 bid
    £9.99 postage
    Ending 24 Oct at 9:40PM BST3d 22h
  • Blessing Clarinet in Case

    This is a Blessing Clarinet in Case. There is no charge for our services & we rely on funds raised in the community. In 4 parts - measures approx 28" when connected. Used - rubber on one connecting part has broken away.
    1 bid
    £7.70 postage
    Ending 26 Oct at 8:19PM BST5d 21h
  • Superslick Bore Oil

    Bore oil is used on wooden clarinets and oboes, to help prevent the wood from cracking. Smear the oild on the cloth and pull through the inside of the instrument section by section to treat the inside of the bore correctly.
  • Buffet Crampon (Paris) B12 Claronet

    World famous as the very best "Student" clarinet. This B12 model comes in really special condition. It has been well loved and cared for. Light weight ,strong & easy to clean, it has precise tone & is the all round best performer.
    0 bids
    £9.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 12:55PM BST1d 13hBrand: Buffet Crampon
  • Buffet Crampon Clarinet B12. Used Good Condition

    This clarinet is in good working order. My daughter used it up to grade 4 (and then sadly gave up).
    0 bids
    £6.00 postage
    Ending 24 Oct at 6:30PM BST3d 19hBrand: Buffet Crampon
  • Artemis Trevor James Clarinet New Reed Carry Case grease cloth exam pieces books

    This is for and Artemis by Trevor James clarinet. It comes in a hard carry case with shoulder strap, grease for the cork a clean cloth and a brand-new reed to start you off. All kept in beautiful condition. Comes with selected clarinet exam pieces grade one and two and great clarinet solo's for beginner to intermediate level books. From a smoke free home. This will be sent tracked – makes a perfect gift
    7 bids
    £4.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:15PM BST1d 21hClick & CollectBrand: Trevor James

    Just drop the weighted end of the tape into your flute or clarinet, let it pop out of the other end and pull the swab through smoothly and slowly. Repeat a couple of times and the moisture will be on the swab rather than inside your instrument.
    Top Rated Plus
    Free postage
    7 watching
  • Olds Clarinet. Used In Box. Everything Included

    I'm sorry but I don't know it's number or anything. We have been passed it down from cousins and I don't play musical instruments. Hopefully you will know what you're looking at!
    1 bid
    £9.50 postage
    Ending 25 Oct at 4:02PM BST4d 16h
  • New listingHohner Superforce 37 Melodica All Black

    Hohner melodica with 37 black keys. Range over three octaves: f - f. Includes extension tube, ergonomic mouthpiece and Hohner zipper case with handle.
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 27 Oct at 8:01PM BST6d 20hBrand: HOHNER
  • Ashton CL10 Bb Clarinet with case

    Great starter clarinet. Comes with case, in good condition, only used for about 6 months. Please view my other items, I am moving, so having a major clear out. Please note I am away 22nd - 26th October, so unable to post during this period.
    1 bid
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 11:04AM BST11h 52mClick & Collect
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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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