2021 was a difficult year as we continue to battle the evolving COVID-19 virus, we hope all of you in the clarinet community have remained safe and healthy. We hope better days are coming! We were fortunate to be able to spend 2 days in November at the Buffet Crampon factory west of Paris and were the first American dealer to visit since the pandemic started. It was wonderful to see all of our friends at Buffet and thank them for the gracious hospitality they showed us! We picked up 17 new clarinets, including Festivals, Traditions, and R13 Prestiges. If you are in the market for those models please be in touch.
Buffet Crampon USA has announced a 5% price increase for 2022, the prices on our website reflect that increase. That said, we do have a number of Demo models from last year, so if you are open to purchasing a demo instrument 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.
We are also pleased to be the exclusive US dealer of Ramon Wodkowski mouthpieces.
Please call or write with any questions, or to discuss the best way to get instruments and/or Wodkowski mouthpieces into your hands.
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!