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History of the early Clarinet

The history of the early clarinet. From the very first chalumeaux, up to classical clarinets with 5 to 10 keys.

Written by Brian Ackerman and based on his experiences as a maker and player of early clarinets. He travelled around Europe measuring most of the important clarinets in museums.



Full Brochure

View our latest full brochure showing all rental plans and purchase prices for most instruments we keep in stock here (pdf).


Instrument Care

The pages listed below show you basic instructions on looking after your instrument.

You will need flash installed to view them. They are in the form of flash papers and can be scaled for viewing.

You can also print them from the menu. To get the best printout, you should set your printer to print in landscape.