About Us

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Welcome!

Our 3rd trip to the Buffet factory outside of Paris in early October was a great success, and the instruments we selected on that trip have arrived in Ann Arbor! We found some beautiful clarinets, mainly upper-end models, split pretty evenly between Bbs and As. R13 Prestige Bbs, RC Prestige As, a Tosca A, sets of Traditions in both platings, Festival Bbs and As, RC Bbs, and silver R13 As. If you are in the market for a new instrument get in touch soon!


FYI, we still have 3 Bbs of the "original" model Traditions, which we can offer at a very nice price reduction, call or write for more info.


Ann Arbor Clarinet Connection is owned by professional clarinetists with a singular purpose: to provide our clients with the most interesting, resonant, complex, colorful clarinets that Buffet Crampon produces. All of the instruments we stock are hand-selected at either the Buffet Crampon factory in Mantes-la-Ville, France, or at the Buffet Crampon North American headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. Spring tensions and key heights are regulated on all instruments. All sales include Buffet Crampon's Warranty Policies. Trade-ins are always welcome!


  In addition, all professional model Buffet Crampon clarinets that A2C2 sells can be set-up in-house for a nominal charge. This set-up includes an upgrade to cork pads and Buffet Custom GT pads on R13 models, or to cork pads on the upper joint of Tradition, Festival, RC, R13 Prestige, and RC Prestige models.  


It is our stated goal to provide the best Buffet Crampon clarinets to our clients in the most simple means possible. Visiting Ann Arbor is an option, of course, and we provide a comfortable, stress-free environment to play through instruments. We don't participate in social media as we value your privacy. If coming to Ann Arbor isn't possible, we'll happily send instruments to you for trial.


Please call or write with any questions, or to discuss the best way to get instruments into your hands.


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Wodkowski Mouthpieces

A2C2 is pleased to be the exclusive US distributor of Ramon Wodkowski mouthpieces!! We have begun receiving custom-made Wodkowski mouthpieces in very small batches in a variety of facings. Please email or call for more details.


Explore the Wodkowski line of products at www.ramonwodkowski.com

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Repairs

We offer a range of professional clarinet repairs and adjustments at a reasonable bench rate. Repads can be done in cork, synthetic, or Buffet Crampon leather pads. New instruments purchased through us are protected from mechanical issues under warranty (durations vary), and we are capable of fixing most any problem that may arise.  We also offer complimentary maintenance for life on all new instrument purchases!