Being his primary instrument, Brian has a large collection of clarinets. Most are playable and in use. Others are basically collector’s items or awaiting restoration.
Brian’s main clarinets include:
Kalison Ab Sopranino Clarinet; Made in Italy, this little guy is brass and about 13.5 inches.
Bundy Eb Soprano Clarinet; These are great little instruments that often get a bad rap just because of the name Bundy. These are nothing like the Bundy student-model Bb clarinets.
Weril C Soprano Clarinet; This is another nice obscure little instrument. It is made from ABS plastic with silver-plated keys and an alternate Ab/Eb key. Made in Brazil.
Buffet R-13 Bb Soprano Clarinet; The standard Bb.
Silver King Bb Soprano Clarinet; The Silver King is one of the few “professional” model metal clarinets.
Yamaha A Soprano Clarinet
Bundy Alto Clarinet; Again, the Bundy harmony clarinets are really quite good.
Buffet Prestige Bass Clarinet; This is a “low C” bass. In addition to many orchestral works, there are now quite a few musical theatre works with parts the utilize the extended range to low C.
Bundy Contra-Alto Clarinet; Another good Bundy harmony clarinet.
Leblanc Contrabass Clarinet; This is the metal “paperclip” model with range to low D.