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 Re: The Backun CG Carbon Fiber/Wood Clarinet
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-02-11 14:11

I can't see the problem of using new materials - this isn't the first instance of using carbon fibre for woodwind instruments as carbon fibre flutes and sax crooks have been made, but in combination with a wooden core it's only making an existing material more durable than it is on its own.

I'm sure grenadilla also got the odd sneer from people when it was first used for clarinets just as Boehm system keywork may have been viewed with suspicion when that was introduced. I'm sure ebonite and later on the use of plastics were also considered ugly when they were first used. Besides, some makers stained or lacquered the wood on their clarinets to hide the colour and grain variations to make their clarinets look more appealing.

As for temperature and thermal expansion, a combination of both denser cold air and an unstable material that causes the bore to narrow when cold will cause flatness. If a far more stable material is used, then there's less to worry about.

I'm never likely to be able to afford one of these carbon fibre clad clarinets let alone a cocobolo one and while it would be nice, I couldn't give them the amount of playing to justify it. But I'd rather pay the price for one of these rather than pay a similar price for a top end Buffet as I know these will be made and finished better - if I paid top whack for a top level Buffet that's finished no better than a B12, then I'd naturally be peed off.

Chris.

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