It's hard to fathom the breathtaking changes to our world that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. We hope you stay safe and healthy during this difficult period, and adhere to the guidelines suggested by our health professionals to help us minimize the spread of the virus. Take every opportunity to thank the doctors, nurses, equipment producers and providers, grocery store clerks, delivery drivers, farmers, and countless other people who are working, sometimes at great risk to their own health, to provide for us. We are grateful, and we look forward to better days in 2021.
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 announce that Ramon Wodkowski has just introduced a new bass clarinet mouthpiece! Highly resonant, great response, easy articulation, and lots of overtones giving the sound color and carry. We have them in limited numbers, as well as his Bb 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!