Selecting The Right Model

Do you know what you need to sound and play your best?

To answer this first question, you need to first know the answers to the following questions:

Q1: Do I need an instrument with a darker shape of sound?
A: If you naturally tend to have a brighter shape of sound you would.

Q2: Do I need an instrument with a slightly brighter shape of sound?
A: You would, if you tended to have a darker, covered, or unfocused sound.

Q3: What if I am in the middle? I have neither too dark or too bright of a sound?
A: Well, then you can select an instrument that is neither too dark or too bright but what we called color-balanced.

Our OscurO and ClarO clarinet models represent two fundamentally different tonal base colors of sound for you to choose from.

OscurO

The OscurO model leans darker in overall shape of sound and will have a slightly bigger sound. We have been told they are most similar to modern-day Buffet R13’s..

ClarO

The ClarO model leans brighter in the overall shape of sound and will have a slightly smaller shape of sound. The ClarO model is more like vintage Buffet R13’s from the 70’s-80’s.

Choosing The Rest of Your Color Palette

Now that you have determined which model of instrument is likely best for you, it’s time to choose the rest of what you need – in terms of both color and shape of sound- in a new instrument with our Color-Ring™ System.

General Features:

All SeriO™ Bb, A and Eb instruments come standard with a left hand Eb key, Adjustable Thumb Rest, Tear Drop Register Key, and 2 barrels.

Bb Eb and bass clarinets come standard in a single case and include a mouthpiece, ligature, cap, cork grease, swab, polishing cloth, and best in class warranty.

A clarinets come standard in a double case and include a mouthpiece, ligature, cap, cork grease, swab, polishing cloth, and best in class warranty.

Wood Selection

Oscuro comes standard in Bb, A, and Eb in premium grenadilla wood barrel, body and bell.

ClarO comes standard in Bb and A with a grenadilla blend top joint which will never crack. Our ClarO Eb comes standard with the entire body in grenadilla blend and wood barrels and bell. The bass to low C is made entirely from grenadilla blend.