2019 Clarinet Gift Guide
Have a clarinet enthusiast in your life? Or maybe you're the clarinetist who needs to drop some gift hints this holiday season. Either way, use the NCW 2019 Holiday Gift Guide to find the perfect gift.
For the beginner
An inexpensive upgrade to any stock mouthpiece.
Bass clarinet is difficult enough for beginners. Make it easier by upgrading from the stock mouthpiece.
High quality beginner mouthpiece from Ooooooooklahoma!
Improve response, tuning, tone, and scale with Backun's Traditional barrel. Makes a nice upgrade to any plastic clarinet.
Quality ligature which can be adjusted with one screw. Far less likely to get destroyed if accidentally stepped on in the band room (when compared to a standard, all-metal ligature).
Hands down the best non-wood clarinet ever made.
For the advancing student
An Alpha, but made of grenadilla wood.
Undercut tone holes and a left hand Eb lever provide professional features on this step-up model.
Durable, spacious case for Bb and A clarinets, with backpack straps.
Nice intermediate wood clarinet at a great price.
Popular model of clarinet mouthpiece from the renown San Francisco mouthpiece maker.
Transformative tone at an affordable price.
For the advanced student/professional
Advanced design, collaboration with Richie Hawley.
High quality mouthpieces made from (now discontinued) Zinner blanks.
A traditional design from the world's most innovative clarinet manufacturer, with left hand Eb lever.
My personal favorite model of Backun clarinet. Huge savings on this demo model.
Great value on this immaculate used A clarinet.
The world's most popular model of clarinet. Hand-selected and shop-adjusted.
A cut above the R-13.
Misc. Under $30
A safer spot to set the clarinet down. You can never have too many of these.
Microfiber swab for clarinet. It's always nice to be treated to a new swab.
Neckstraps are becoming a common site in the clarinet section. Many players report improved technique and comfort when using a strap.
For the clarinetist who needs to clean up their act
Science experiments are great, but not when they're growing in your mouthpiece.
Great remedy for any sticky woodwind pad.
Microfiber cleaning cloth suitable for any key finish.
Shine up those silver-plated keys right before the big concert.
For the Buffet enthusiast
Buffet's left hand lever pins are made of nylon and tend to break at the worst possible time. Carbon fiber is a much more stable solution.
Left hand levers are becoming more common on clarinets. Easily upgrade an R-13 with this lever. Does not require professional installation.
Improve an instrument's scale and response with Buffet's latest series of after-market barrels.
For the bass clarinetist
Extra strong. Various lengths available.
A very strong, very sturdy stand.
Bass clarinet cases seem to fail more often than soprano clarinet cases. Protect your investment with this high-quality case.
Beautiful Backun upgrades
The latest development from the Backun workshop.
Rich, dark sound with outstanding projection.
The quality and versatility of this barrel make it Backun's most popular model.
Amazing sound at an amazing price. Richard Hawkins has created a transcendent mouthpiece at an obtainable price.
For the high-tech clarinetist
How did you ever live without a bluetooth enabled humidity/temperature sensor that alerts your phone when conditions inside your clarinet case are less than optimal?
For the clarinetist who doubles
Sturdy, well-designed stand for small woodwinds.
The classic sax/clarinet stand.
A must-have for pit musicians.
Humidity controlled storage for up to 8 reeds. Fits all sizes of clarinet and saxophone reeds.
The go-to jazz mouthpiece.