I have used many clarinet brands – good and bad – over the years and have my favorites that make great woodwind instruments.

Because brand is a very important part of musical instruments, it’s always good to know what brand makes good instruments.

So, I want to share my experience and help others to choose the right clarinet from well-respected brands.

What’s The Best Clarinet Brand?

The best clarinet brand might be subjective but here are my favorite brands that make amazing clarinets.

1. Buffet Crampon

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Buffet Crampon is one of the oldest clarinet brands that was founded in France in 1825. This company is known to manufacture clarinets with the Boehm System that improves playability and intonation of the instrument.

Their clarinet collection includes different models such as Tosca, Divine, Gala, and BCXXI among others and all of their instruments look amazing. Apart from clarinets, they make other instruments like sax, oboes, English horns, and various accessories.

Their artists include Eric Abramovitz, Gregory Agid, Carlos Alves, Naoki Aouda, Giuseppe Balbi, and many others.

2. Leblanc

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I can say that Leblanc is one of the best clarinet brands that has a huge history that starts from a musical instrument maker named Noblet, in the 18th century. At the beginning of the 20th century, the business was sold to George Leblanc, and in 2004 it was acquired by Conn Selmer.

Leblanc makes great-sounding clarinets with quality and its instrument ranges from student to professionals. From them, you can buy various types of clarinets such as alto, bass, contrabass, etc.

It’s used by various clarinet players, professors, and students around the world, and it’s a very popular brand.

3. Jupiter

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Jupiter is a famous clarinet brand from Taiwan. It is a part of KHS Musical Instruments. Jupiter is well-known for making high-quality instruments that are loved by professional musicians all over the world.

Their clarinets are well-known among musicians and their instrument collection includes Bb clarinets, bass clarinets, and saxonett which is a cool instrument. Of course, they offer other types of musical instruments such as saxophones, flutes, etc.

Artists who play on Jupiter brand clarinets are Yunjun Nam, Harold Rapp III, and many other student or professional players.

4. Yamaha

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Yamaha is one of the best clarinet brands which is widely recognized as a prominent brand within the music industry, renowned for its extensive assortment of musical instruments. Established in 1887 as a Japanese company, Yamaha has consistently demonstrated its commitment to crafting exceptional products of superior quality.

When it comes to Yamaha clarinets you have the option to choose from different models and types like alto, Bb clarinets, Eb clarinets, and much more. Of course, like every Yamaha musical instrument, they manufacture great clarinets that are made from high-quality materials and they sound awesome.

Some artists who play their clarinets are Patrick Morgan, Lisa Ellen Rosenberg, John Warren, and many other musicians around the world.

5. Backun

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Backun is a relatively new clarinet brand that was founded by Morrie Backun in 2000 and since then has become one of the most popular brands among woodwind instrument players. Although it’s a small and new company, they make very high-quality clarinets.

Their main focus is on clarinets however, they also offer various accessories such as mouthpieces, bells, and different accessories for saxophones. Their clarinet collection includes professional, custom, student, and beginner clarinets.

Some of Backun’s players include Kristen Sheridan, Vinny Golia, Tina Tsai, James Falzone, James Shields, and many more.


All the clarinet brands listed in this post make amazing instruments that are made by professionals and have great sound and playability. You can choose any instrument from any brand and I guarantee you that it will sound awesome.

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