Step-up Clarinets

The Music Man carries a variety of intermediate and professional clarinets made by many of the world’s finest instrument builders.  All instruments are custom adjusted in our repair shop and, in addition to the manufacturer warranty, carry a 2 year local Music Man Warranty, which covers all adjustments and tune-ups.

Featured Step-up Clarinets

Yamaha YCL-550AL Allegro Clarinet

Our best selling semi-professional clarinet. Perfect for the advancing clarinet player.  Beautiful, rich tone combined with excellent intonation and effortless key response.  Silver plated keys, gold plated key posts, and high grade grenadilla wood.  Comes in a plush-lined wood case with nylon zippered cover.  Offering many features of more advanced professional models.  High quality yet value-conscious, these elegant instruments are backed by a full 7-year warranty and the legendary Yamaha name. Recommended by band directors the nation over, these precision clarinets reflect Yamaha’s commitment to your musical future.


Buffet R13 Clarinet

Developed under the guidance of Robert Carré, the R13 clarinet quickly became the legendary choice of professional musicians.

Musicians are charmed by its rich and focused sound, its power in all registers and its flexibility.  The R13 is suitable for all types of musicians, symphony or chamber music, soloists, teachers, those in marching bands, students and amateurs.

● Wood is carefully chosen for its acoustic and esthetic qualities and therefore remains unstained
● Undercutting of each tone hole is carried out according to Buffet Crampon’s highest range and stingent standards.
● Adujstable thumb rest
● Keywork is carefully tried, tested and adjusted by expert craftsmen to work perfectly.
The R13 is also available in Greenline.  Created in 1994, the Greenline series of instruments combines grenadilla wood powder with carbon fibers to produce a clarinet that is greatly resistant to environmental change and helps to relieve stress on the African grenadilla wood population.  With the addition of carbon fibers,  Green Line clarinets withstand variations in atmospheric conditions admirably.  (temperature, humidity)_____________________________
Buffet Festival Clarinet

Three international  renowned artists Jacques Lancelot, Guy Deplus and Michel Arrignon collaborated to produce the Festival clarinet.

An exquisitely constructed clarinet, the Festival is a delight to play.  Musicians around the world have been thrilled with its depth of sound, fluid tone and precise key mechanisms.

Buffet Festival Specifications:

● Body: African blackwood, chosen, dried and tested with care
● Bore: High precision
● Undercute tone holes
● Keywork: silver-plated, pre-plated in copper, then silver plated, cold power forged
● Rods and pivot screws in stainless steel, adjusted by master craftmen
● Pointed needle springs
● GT pads
● Eb / Eb lever
● Adjustable thumb rest
● 2 barrels